The all-new Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider, the thrilling next step in the Aston Martin Valkyrie bloodline, is the fastest, most extreme open top Aston Martin to date. Unveiled at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Valkyrie Spider promises to deliver an intense experience on the road, most comparable to that of a Formula One ®car.
Limited to just 85 examples, the Valkyrie Spider features an unchanged 1160bhp hybrid V12 powertrain at its core – which remains unchanged from its hard-top derivative – whilst revisions to this car include its carbon fibre structure, plus precise recalibration of both the active aerodynamic and active chassis systems. Each of these modifications help maintain optimal Valkyrie performance when driven in a roof-off condition.
Instrumental in delivering the Valkyrie Spider’s mind-blowing performance is the ultra-lightweight construction and high downforce aerodynamics package. Capable of producing a vMAX of 330km/h+ (205mph+) with the roof removed (350km/h+ (217mph+) with roof on), it’s the fastest and most extreme open-top, road-legal Aston Martin ever built.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers said: “The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the product of incredible innovation and technology, but above all it has always been about emotion. With the Valkyrie Spider we are taking that passion and emotion to the next level. The driving experience promises to be truly sensational. The sound of that 6.5-litre V12 engine revving to over 11,000rpm with the roof removed is something I cannot wait to hear.”
Unlike the hard top, the Spider has a bespoke, removable lightweight roof comprising of a carbon fibre central panel, which latches onto the tub at the rear and to the windscreen surround at the front, along with a pair of polycarbonate roof windows, hinged on either side. As the roofless car can’t possess the same gullwing doors as it’s hard top alternative, Aston Martin cleverly developed all-new front-hinged dihedral doors which tilt forwards – a first for the British marque.
Inside the car, several minor amendments have been made by Aston Martin’s expert engineering team, including to the carbon fibre tub so it can support the removable roof panels and the luxury open-top layout, as well as the new doors.
Available in both right and left-hand-drive models, customer deliveries of the Valkyrie Spider will commence in mid-2022. They’ll join the 150 coupes and 40 non-road-legal AMR Pros being built alongside it.
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