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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Aston Martin Valkyrie finally speeding at Silverstone

After a long time the Aston Martin Valkyrie only appeared in a static condition. And on Saturday, July 13, 2019, this hypercar made dynamic moves while maneuvering at the Silverstone circuit along with F1 racing event, the 2019 British Grand Prix.
Aston Martin Valkyrie did its inaugural public run in Silverstone on Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YQNPZK)
The car is driven by test driver Chris Goodwin, which is claimed to have a power of up to 1,160 hp of its naturally-aspirated Cosworth V12 engine. On this occasion the Valkyrie wears its F1 livery – black with red accents. It looks devilish and sinister while racing fast in front of the audience. Indeed, there is no specified record to be made, only just showing off as a sophisticated hypercar.

Valkyrie is the most extreme street-legal car and is the platform for future challengers to the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC). The hypercar is the result of an engineering collaboration between Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman dan Aston Martin VP and Chief Special Operations Officer David King.
From left to right: Dr. Helmut Marko, Dr. Andy Palmer, Christian Horner, Adrian Newey, Marek Reichman, David King. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YQNPZK)
Previously, the car's development only in the laboratory and now truly tested in the real world. Goodwin commented, "I drove this car at Silverstone countless hours in simulators at the Aston Martin headquarters Red Bull Racing and drove many sportscar throughout my career, but when driving directly Aston Martin Valkyrie was so special."
Aston Martin Valkyrie poses with 2019 Red-Bull F1 Racing car in Silverstone. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YQNPZK)
"Of course there is still a lot to be developed, but now we have done it physically and seen what capabilities have been developed for months. Besides that, the smile continued to expand on my face and hoped visitors would watch from the bench to enjoy as well as me," he explained furthermore.

"Finally seeing the Aston Martin Valkyrie speeding after five years ago starting with a sketch will be what it looks like and today is so moving. Changing the vision of the vehicle is so rapid and also the noise, now it will be clear what it will be," Newey said.
In accordance with the company plan, there will only be 150 units made by the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing headquarters. But unfortunately all of them has been sold out. And the first shipment to the consumers who order it will begin in the fourth quarter of 2019. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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