Aston Martin is a British brand that's synonymous with opulence, but this automaker has never had a hypercar to call its own. That changes with the launch of the Valkyrie, an aerodynamic, performance-themed speed demon that holds the distinction of being Aston Martin's first entry in the hypercar war. Aston's vehicles are typically marked by their elegant, somewhat restrained design, but the Valkyrie blazes a fresh path with its over-the-top styling. This is the type of car that looks like it would be right at home on a future-world racetrack or in the next Transformers movie. The Valkyrie's hybrid powertrain produces a staggering 1160 horsepower. Pricing starts at $3 million, and production is extremely limited.
The standard Valkyrie is street legal, but there's also an AMR Pro variant built solely for track use. Only 150 models of the standard Valkyrie will be offered. As for the Valkyrie AMR Pro, production is limited to 25 cars. Loaded with one-of-a-kind touches, the base car offers more than enough to keep a hypercar buyer satisfied. To improve aerodynamics, the Valkyrie ditches exterior mirrors in favor of rear-facing cameras mounted to the car's flanks. These cameras feed images to two cabin displays located on the car's A-pillars, allowing the driver to monitor the blind spots. You may also notice that there's no rearview mirror. That's because there's no rear window. This feature is precluded by the car's bodywork and roof-mounted engine air intake. To optimize curb weight, the Valkyrie is composed entirely of carbon fiber. According to Aston Martin, there isn't a single steel component in the vehicle's structure. This hypercar is prohibitively expensive, but that hasn't hurt its ability to attract serious interest. Aston Martin reports that both the standard Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro are already sold out.