Later this year, Aston Martin Valkyrie will begin reaching customers after a long period of development. To meet the increased demand for the car in the near future from customers who are not lucky enough to own this hypercar before, Aston Martin has launched the Valkyrie Spider convertible version with a removable roof to bring giving this model a more Formula 1 car feel.

Aston Martin Valkyrie was launched at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event within the framework of Monterey supercar week. Here, the car was displayed to the public next to the Valhalla and the Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team Formula 1 race car.

The biggest difference of the newly launched Spider version compared to the previous Valkyrie coupe is that the roof can be removed to turn it into a convertible. This roof was also specially designed by Aston Martin to better fit the carbon fiber monolithic body of the Valkyrie, which has a high and wide door sill. The hood is made up of three separate pieces, a middle piece made of carbon fiber and two side pieces made of glass. When getting in and out of the car, in addition to the butterfly doors, the two sides of the hood must also be opened to help make getting in and out more convenient.

To help the convertible version have the same aerodynamic capabilities as the previous coupe, Aston Martin has brought to this model a new aerodynamic package that helps increase downforce. On the upper part, the car’s body is completed with a teardrop cabin while below, all redundant details have been cut to create a Venturi wind tunnel under the car. This is the main design that helps the car create a pressure of more than 1,400 kg at a speed of 240 km/h. In addition, the front bumper and rear spoiler are inspired by the aerodynamic details of Formula 1 racing cars.

Inside, the Valkyrie Spider’s cockpit still offers the same LMP1 racing-car seating position as on its coupe version. Along with that, the vehicle’s safety equipment also includes a 6-point seat belt as standard. In the Spider version, customers can choose additional seat options with fixed frames instead of just seats integrated into the vehicle frame as before. The rearview mirror is still equipped as a camera, and parking sensors are still standard equipment.

Like the previous coupe version, the Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider is still equipped with a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine developed by Cosworth. This engine block can produce maximum power of up to 1,000 horsepower and maximum torque of 740 Nm and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 11,100 rpm. Not stopping there, Aston Martin also equips the Valkyrie Spider with a system that regenerates energy from kinetic energy when braking (Kinetic Energy Recovery System – KERS). This is a system developed by two partners, including Integral Powertrain Ltd. specializes in providing high-performance electric motors and Rimac, the unit responsible for developing lightweight hybrid power battery packs. Thanks to the integration of this system, Valkyrie can operate with a maximum total capacity of up to 1,160 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and maximum torque of 900 Nm at 6,000 rpm. minute.

With this power and lightweight material design and technology, Valkyrie Spider can reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h with the roof open and over 350 km/h with the roof closed. This combined with aerodynamic systems makes this Aston Martin’s fastest and most powerful open-top model that can legally travel on public roads.

“The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a marvel of innovation and technology, but above all, it’s all about the thrill of driving. With Valkyrie Spider, we bring passion and emotion to a new level,” Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers shared about the new super product. “The driving experience promises to be very emotional. The sound from the 6.5-liter V12 engine reaching 11,000 rpm with the hood removed is something I can hardly wait to hear.”
​Aston Martin will only produce a limited number of 90 Valkyrie Spiders and they are expected to begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2022.

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