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Updates unveiled for upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie

Wednesday 12 July 2017, By Autovolo

Updates unveiled for upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie

Updates unveiled for upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin has unveiled an updated design of its upcoming Valkyrie.

Co-developed with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the hypercar was first revealed in July 2016.

The Gaydon-based manufacturer has developed the car further since then, with revisions being made to the aerodynamics and headlights. The interior of the car has also been revealed.

The cockpit’s upper body surfaces and lower tub now follow space between Venturi tunnels either side of the cockpit floor, meaning air can be drawn underneath the car towards the rear diffuser. Aston Martin says this is key to maintaining high-downforce levels without ruining the design’s “purity”.

Thanks to a basic design that consists of a low and high beam element attached to an exposed aluminium frame, the Valkyrie’s bespoke headlights are 40 per cent lighter than any Aston Martin has available to them currently.

The interior has also received a Spartan design, in order to keep drivers focused. All switchgear for the car has been mounted on the steering wheel, as well as an OLED display that shows all vital information. Drivers sit in a ‘feet-up’ position, much like in a formula or prototype racer and similarly and the steering wheel and can be removed in order to aid entering and exiting the car.

Miles Nurnberger, Aston Martin creative director of exterior design said: “I would say we’re around 95 per cent of the way there with the exterior design. Much of what you see is actually the structure of the car, so this had to be signed-off relatively early in the project. The remaining areas of non-structural bodywork are still subject to evolution and change as Adrian Newey [designer of the Valkyrie] continues to explore way of finding more downforce.”