A video of the car shows its two-seat layout and race-inspired driving environment

The Aston Martin Valkyrie will have a two-seat interior with three information screens on its dashboard, a new leaked video of the car has shown.

The layout is similar to that of GT racing cars, and suggests drivers will be able to access live information for the car's powertrain and chassis control systems, as well as make adjustments while on the move.

The footage comes one week after Aston Martin released new images of the upcoming hypercar, which showed it in what the brand said was 90% finished form.

Powered by a naturally aspirated Cosworth 6.5-litre petrol V12 with 900bhp and benefitting from technical input from Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the car is the brainchild of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team's chief technical officer, Adrian Newey.

Click here for a full technical run down of the Valkyrie

Previously referred to as the AM-RB 001, the car costs around £2-3 million and is due on roads in 2019, shortly after the similarly advanced Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar arrives

 

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19 June 2017
Whoa... a tight squeeze alright. So different though to the P1/918/The Ferrari. A fearless step by Aston and I have to say I haven't been as interested in the development of a car since, well, ever. I don't recall a car that challenged the norms like this since the F1 but this takes it a few steps further along the way.
Aston should be commended for their bravery in challenging accepted wisdom in what's expected of a sportscar.
I would have thought that Ferrari would have been the one to do something like this. I'll bet they're sparking up their drawing boards right now...

19 June 2017
Good to see they followed the Austin Allegro lead and fitted a square steering wheel....

19 June 2017
For a car so few people will see let alone touch it's had more leaks than the Bismarck.

 

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19 June 2017
First of all needs to learn how to use a phone to record a video in landscape rather than portrait, secondly I'n guessing the person who leaked it either works for Aston Martin or Red Bull in which case they will probably be looking for a new job quite soon as I'm guessing that Aston Martin and Red Bull are not going to be pleased about the leak. Or it was leaked by someone who has ordered one, in which case they are most likely not getting one now due to them leaking the footage.

19 June 2017
owenmahamilton wrote:

First of all needs to learn how to use a phone to record a video in landscape rather than portrait, secondly I'n guessing the person who leaked it either works for Aston Martin or Red Bull in which case they will probably be looking for a new job quite soon as I'm guessing that Aston Martin and Red Bull are not going to be pleased about the leak. Or it was leaked by someone who has ordered one, in which case they are most likely not getting one now due to them leaking the footage.

Or it was leaked by AM themselves to drum up interest

TS7

19 June 2017
Citytiger wrote:

Or it was leaked by AM themselves to drum up interest

Why bother, it was apparently sold out before the end of last year.

19 June 2017
I find the advanced engineering of these vehicles fascinating and a wonderful advertisement for Brexiting Britain! A pity about the irrelevant, inappropriate and thoroughly moronic sound track accompanying the video.

19 June 2017
I can't decide whether having headlights that are a bit of a non-event is a good or a bad thing.

20 June 2017
The portrait style photograph (they have a tendency to take every photo in portrait) plus the trousers of the guy in the passenger seat mark this out as a (most likely super rich) Chinese customer.

21 June 2017
Leaked isn't the word for this. Released. That's the word. They may as well have filmed the car in kaleidoscopic vision being driven down a steep hill by a fat, down-at-heel detective with one arm, accompanied by the gravelly voice-over "An Aston Martin Production", it's so contrived. Like detective shows of the sixties and seventies the plot is fooling no-one.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left

 

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