The war against the combustion engine and loud exhausts is in full swing, and electricfication is threatening the existance of the loud, fuel-guzzling machines we love. However, every so often, a special, noncomformist car drops onto the scene and break all of the rules. The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, with its naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 unit built from the ground-up by performance experts Cosworth, is the maverick we’ve been waiting for.
As this footage attests, the car and its glorious engine produce a soundtrack reminiscent of V12-era Formula 1 cars from the ‘90s. This footage, captured by 19Bozzy92, will only deepen your love for the mighty V12 and its incredible soundtrack. Take a listen to it below.
Adding to the drama of the 1,139bhp hypercar’s test run is the gloomy wet weather that has drenched the Mugello circuit. The slippery tarmac clearly doesn’t phase the car’s driver, as the Valkyrie screams its way to 11,100rpm at a blistering pace. The rooster tail of water surging behind the British hypercar makes this footage borderline epic.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie was revealed way back in 2016, and the Gaydon-based supercar maker has since struggled to get cars off the production line, with the first customer car being built in November 2021. Just 150 roofed vehicles are being produced, along with 85 roofless Spiders and 40 track-only AMR Pros in the pipeline. All allocations of the $3.2 million machine have sold out.
We’ve waited a long time to see and hear the Valkyrie out on public roads, but each time we catch a glimpse of the spaceship-looking machine in action, we are reminded why the wait will be worth it.