There is no other car that sounds like this. There are no modern race cars that sound like this. This isn’t something you’d expect from an era so defined by turbochargers and hybridization. This is raw, guttural, explosive cannon-fire type stuff. This is your first taste of Aston Martin’s upcoming hypercar. A car with a name that so rightly matches up with its noise. Listen to the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first hypercar. Powered by a Cosworth-tuned naturally aspirated V-12 and assisted with a Rimac-supplied hybrid power unit, the Valkyrie is set to deliver over 1,000 horsepower, all of which will be sent to the rear wheels. What’s better is that Cosworth and Aston Martin have stated that the Valkyrie will have the highest revving engine ever fitted to a road car with an 11,000 rpm redline. Holy crap.
The brainchild of F1 design ace Adrian Newey, the Valkyrie looks to put Formula 1 cars to shame, as well as the rest of the current crop of hypercars. It’s a car not just defined by its engine, but one that’s really defined by its aerodynamic design. Every shape, corner, crease, strake, and carbon fiber panel has been sculpted to provide the Valkyrie with more downforce than an F5 tornado pressing down onto a mobile home. It’s going to be a beast.
When finally delivered to owners late next year (waiting is the hardest part), the Valkyrie is a car that’ll likely require drivers to receive the sort of driver’s education you’d expect Lewis Hamilton or Daniel Ricciardo to receive before obtaining their Formula 1 Super License. And Aston Martin knows it and will provide the training. I know I’d want it if I was lucky enough to pilot this car.
And now that we’ve heard the Aston Martin Valkyrie roar, we absolutely cannot wait to see it in action. We’re also slightly terrified. Judging by the engine sound alone, this will not be a machine to be trifled with. Please, Aston Martin, let us have a go!
For some additional Aston Martin mystery, check out the automaker’s third hypercar, code-named ‘003.’