The Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG One are two of today’s most exotic hypercars – not only because of their small population but also because having the ability to afford them is no guarantee that you’ll be allowed to do so. However, there is one person who can afford both, and he was recently spotted behind the wheel of a Valkyrie.
We’re talking about David Coulthard, who confirmed in 2019 that he ordered the Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz hypercars. The former F1 driver who became a commentator and presenter was seen driving a Valkyrie ExoticCarspotters on Youtube.
The 13-time Grand Prix winner was accompanied by his son, Dayton Coulthard, as he casually paraded the Valkyrie through the streets of Monaco. It is believed that the Valkyrie – with a Marina Blue exterior with a light blue Alcantara cabin – belongs to Coulthard, with chassis number 86 out of 150.
For the uninitiated, the Valkyrie is an F1-inspired hypercar powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter Cosworth V12 engine that cranks up to 11,000 rpm. It works in conjunction with a hybrid system developed by Rimac for a total output of 1,140 horsepower (838 kilowatts).
Aston Martin’s first true hypercar was designed by Red Bull F1 designer Adrian Newey. It was also developed at the Milton Keynes team headquarters where Aston Martin has set up a design studio. Coulthard drove for Red Bull Racing during the final years of his F1 career.
As mentioned, only 150 Valkyrie units will be made, each worth over $3 million. Deliveries of the Valkyrie began in November last year, so it’s no surprise that there have been several sightings of customer-owned units in the wild.
Meanwhile, production of the assembled Mercedes-AMG One has recently begun, with deliveries starting this year. Maybe one day we’ll see Coulthard pilot his AMG One too.