The Valkyrie’s exhaust gets so hot that it could easily melt the number plate.
No doubt, it’s a car from a different generation altogether. But, you need to get up close to see just how crazy this thing really is. Mr JWW got exclusive access to the most extreme Aston Martin hypercar ever and here are some of the new details that we know.
According to Fraser Dunn, Chief Engineer, Aston Martin Special Projects, the Valkyrie is essentially an LMP2 race car with a number plate. Now, just image how good the Valkyrie Track Pack will be.
Adrian Newey has gone all out with the Valkyrie’s aerodynamics. The venturi tunnels at the rear are enormous and generate most of the downforce. The front splitter is also similar to what you see on a Formula 1 car.
Dunn reveals that the exhaust gas temperature at the tips is around 950 degrees Centigrade, while the underside of the rear wing can heat up to 250 degrees Centigrade. To stop all the carbon fibre from melting, Aston uses a secret material that wraps around these parts. In fact, the car will come with a special number plate that doesn’t melt in the searing heat.
Finally, when the chief engineer uses words like “bonkers” to describe the suspension and packaging, you got to take his word for it.