The Aston Martin Valkyrie is one of those fantastic combinations of guts, ambition, and technical know-how. We don’t see cars like it too often, and when we do finally get to see them in the metal, there’s always a little bit of spectacle involved. Watching one finally shed its camouflage and race up the hill climb at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, is a good example. And now you can do so yourself, via the video below.
As a little refresher, the Valkyrie is powered by a Cosworth 6.5-liter V-12 that revs to 11,100 rpm and makes 1,000 hp at 10,500 rpm. There simply aren’t production-spec engines that do that—not even Ferrari has dared put something so zingy in one of its road cars. The engine will be mated to a gearbox supplied by Ricardo, and there will be an electric motor (or motors) to augment the already stunning engine.
To have a V-12 puff its chest out in the middle of a world that’s edging ever closer to electrification makes this car even more of an occasion, and it’s joined by some seriously beautiful bodywork. Painted in the same green as Aston Martin’s current Formula 1 car, the Valkyrie looks stunning as it jogs up the hill and gets somewhat sideways under power. The run isn’t as unhinged as we’ve seen at Goodwood—where some cars take parade laps and others try for a quick time—falling somewhere in-between; even still, the V-12 gets wrung out and its revvy nature and intoxicating sounds go on full display. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.