Since it was announced last year, Aston Martin and Red Bull racing's wild Valkyrie hypercar has only been publicly shown in concept form—a beautiful show car with no real interior or street car features. On Tuesday, Aston Martin tweeted an image of a different Valkyrie—a silver model that looks a lot more production-ready than the concept we've been seeing. Hey, check it out! Headlights!
This Valkyrie was shown at a private event last month during the Monaco Grand Prix week, with tennis star Serena Williams and numerous other Aston Martin VIPs in attendance. All 175 examples of the car are spoken for, so it's possible this car was on display for customers who have already reserved a Valkyrie.
An Aston Martin representative confirmed to R&T that this Valkyrie isn't quite production-ready, but it's a lot closer than the show car seen previously. The company has been showing this silver example at various private customer events for some time now. For what it's worth, well-known and well-connected supercar collector Kris Singh that we'd see the Valkyrie in production form soon.
Supercar collector was at the Valkyrie's private showing in Monaco as well, and posted a handful of pictures to Instagram. Capusan, who says he has a Valkyrie on order, gives us our best look yet at all the crazy details that make up this hypercar.
Like a modern LMP1 race car, the Valkyrie gets very small gullwing doors and a narrow cockpit, with a big wraparound windscreen with a single wiper blade. The shape of the Valkyrie's front fenders has also changed significantly from the earlier concept car, likely as a concession to the capabilities of mass production. Check out the aerodynamic openings in the front fenders that let you see the Valkyrie's suspension. The whole thing looks incredible.
Capusan says that the aerodynamic channels in the rear undercarriage are large enough for an adult man to slip inside. Peering through the wide-open diffuser, you can see all the way to the front of the car. Aston intends for the Valkyrie to generate 4000 pounds of downforce without a traditional rear wing, hence the aggressive aero touches we see here.
In Instagram posts , we get a look at Capusan trying out the driver's seat of the Valkyrie. As with an LMP1 race car, the cockpit is narrow, with wide door sills to climb over. It looks like there's barely enough room for a passenger.
A couple of things are notably missing on this Valkyrie that would be required on a street-legal vehicle. Still, this looks much more like a real road car than what Aston Martin has shown us before.
In one Instagram post, Capusan claims the Valkyrie weighs 1000 kilograms (2204 lbs) and packs 1000 hp. We've heard similar power and weight figures rumored before, and Aston itself said it's targeting a power to weight ratio of 1 kilogram for every horsepower—just like the Koenigsegg One:1.
We've reached out to Aston Martin to see whether Capusan's claims are accurate, and we'll update if we hear back.
Even if the car pictured here isn't quite production ready, it's our best look yet at the upcoming Valkyrie. Aston Martin is planning to deliver the car to customers in 2019, but hopefully, we'll get a better look at the car sooner than that.
This story was updated at 11:07 a.m. ET on 6/14/17 with new information and photos courtesy of