Aston Martin’s First Electric Car Is Finally Here

Aston Martin has been teasing its 1160-horsepower hybrid V-12-powered Valkyrie hypercar for years, but we've never actually seen it on the move—until now, that is.

Last weekend at the Silverstone Formula 1 circuit in England, Aston Martin presented the Valkyrie on the move for the first time, doing a lap at the hands of factory test driver Chris Goodwin.

If you were expecting a full minute of flat-out Cosworth V-12 fury, sorry, but this video isn't that. This is more of a demo showing that the car is actually a real, working vehicle. If you want to hear that 11,000-RPM engine at full-tilt, Aston released an audio clip of the engine on a testing on a dyno stand last year.

“To finally see Aston Martin Valkyrie running five years from when I first sat down and started sketching what this car could look like is quite an emotional day," said Adrian Newey, chief technical officer. "With the change in vision angle as it comes past and the noise, it is now doing what it is supposed to be doing which is to move and be dynamic. It has been an enormous push for the team to get it running here today at the home of British motorsport so this is also a special moment for them.”

The drive follows months of wind tunnel testing, digital modeling, and simulation work. Earlier this year, we got a chance to test out the car in Aston's simulator, and we were far from disappointed. We can't wait to get behind the wheel for real.

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