Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar is on the way to be revealed, and the automaker finally gave us some details about the upcoming vehicle. What we’ve found out is mainly centered on packaging and aerodynamics, although there are some awesome detail nuggets thrown in as well.
Aston has confirmed that four-point harnesses will be standard, with six-point harnesses optional for the full racecar experience. We also now know that two people even as tall as the 98th height percentile will be able to fit into the car, despite the tub looking barely large enough for one driver and a coffee. All switchgear is on the steering wheel to allow drivers to keep their mitts where they’ll need to be. The steering wheel is detachable both for easier access and for security.
Drag has been reduced by binning the idea of conventional door mirrors. Small screens at the inside bases of the A-pillars link to rear-facing cameras on the sides. The attention to detail with weight reduction (bro) in mind is incredible. The headlights aren’t conventional clusters. Instead, the low and high beam elements are attached to an exposed and gorgeously detailed aluminium frame that, overall, is 30-40 per cent lighter than the lightest series-production headlight clusters that Aston has access to.