Due to COVID-19
Aston Martin is feeling the effects of COVID-19 just like many other businesses. The company was forced to put its test program that is currently handling the Valkyrie hypercar on hold. The team was unable to move forward as expected and this has led to the manufacturer deciding to push out the delivery date for the car.
The Aston Martin Executive Chairman Lawrence Stroll recently said the following about the company’s various projects, according to EVO: “Development of our range of mid-engined cars, descended from the era-defining Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, continues along with updates of our core sports car models.”
He also said that development for these cars—including the Valkyrie—has resumed. However, the COVID-19 delays have forced Aston Martin to plan for a Q2 of 2021 delivery for the Valkyrie.
The Valkyrie has been seen testing on the racetrack and on the road. The car has a 6.5-litre V12 that will produce an absolutely insane 1,000 hp at 10,500 rpm and 546lb ft at 7000rpm. EVO said this will make it the most powerful road car ever produced. EVO notes that those numbers do not include the KERS-style hybrid system, which should add 160 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque to the powertrain. Electric battery and supercar manufacturer Rimac is developing the technology for this hybrid system.
The price for this road-going monster when it’s finally available will be between £2m and £3m or about $2.46 million to $3.69 million.