After years of waiting, it looks like the Aston Martin Valkyrie will soon be upon us.
The British brand’s highly anticipated hypercar was recently spotted being road tested in Spain. While that does mean that deliveries likely won’t start in a month or two, as previously announced, it does suggest that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Valkyrie in the very near future.
The car was captured driving on public roads in a video posted to YouTube by Supercars All Day (via Motor1.com) over the weekend. In the footage, what looks like a production version of the hypercar can be seen driving along the highway and maneuvering on twisty Spanish roads. While the Valkyrie’s extravagant appearance is guaranteed to turn heads, the roar emanating from its hybrid powertrain could be even more noticeable. It’s clear from the video that the vehicle is only performing at a fraction of its capacity, but it looks like something more akin to a Formula 1 racer.
The hypercar, which was announced in 2018, is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 that produces 1,000 horsepower and an electric motor that will generate an additional 160 horsepower. Thanks to the duo, the car produces 1,160 combined horsepower, 664 lb-ft of torque and can spin at 10,500 rpm. Acceleration times and top speed have yet to be announced, but we expect those numbers to be no less impressive.
Details of the Valkyrie have been scarce. In February, the automaker announced that deliveries, which had already been delayed, would begin in mid-2021. Images from Supercars All Day suggest that future owners of the car may have to wait a bit longer, as the brand continues its road testing.
Aston Martin did not immediately respond to Robb Reportrequest for feedback regarding testing or a new delivery date. however, Robb Report Automotive writer Tim Pitt saw the hypercar “unleashed” on the Silverstone track during a first test of the Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition. He was impressed, to say the least.
While you may soon see the Valkyrie in the flesh, the chances of getting your hands on the vehicle are slim to none. Aston Martin has already sold all 150 copies of the $ 3.2 million hypercar.