Considering the attention paid to the Aston Martin Valkyrie at launch – not to mention its long road to production – the 1,160-horsepower (865-kilowatt) hypercar actually made a rather quiet transition into public hands. Shipments to owners begin in November 2021 without much ado, except for the video posted to Motor1.com gives us the feel of a sensational high revs V12 engine.
The sound is epic, but a guerrilla-style video shoot of a car on the road doesn’t usually produce the best visuals. To that end, we turn to the Aston Martin dealership in Oslo, Norway, where this gorgeous red Valkyrie is resting indoors with some of her siblings. Like all 150 Valkyries slated for production, this one already has an owner and the guy opted for a custom color called Supernova Red for the exterior. When we saw this car on Instagram, we has to request some high resolution images to share. Photographer Kyle Meyr kindly sent the photos below for you to peruse.
Photo Credit: Kyle Meyr / Aston Martin Oslo
We only know the owner of the Valkyrie via the Instagram hashtag #supersixtynova, but we can tell you that the person has chassis number 69 out of 150. It’s also safe to assume the buyer paid over $3 million for the pleasure of ownership, since that’s the starting point for a hypercar this is very rare and very fast. Exactly how fast are we talking? Aston Martin has never released detailed statistics, but it does say that the Valkyrie can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and continue to hit a top speed of over 200 mph.
That’s certainly great by any automotive definition, but it’s the Valkyrie’s ability to eliminate corners that’s arguably the one that draws more attention. Talk to Motor1.com Recently, Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers acknowledged that the company could catch up with several lap records with the Valkyrie, in both the road and track-only AMR Pro trims.
In other words, this might not be the last time we see a Valkyrie in public. We’re fine with that.