The Aston Martin Valkyrie has been shown off in a new video aimed at frustrated customers, with company CEO Tobias Moers apologising for the project’s numerous delays and promising delivery by mid-2021.
“This is nothing similar to any other road car I know…It’s more sophisticated than anything I’ve seen in my past, in my recent career, over my whole life. It’s a very special car,” said Moers who, as the former head of Mercedes-AMG, has also driven the upcoming Formula One-derived AMG One.
“There’s still a lot of things to go, but I’m confident that we’ll have the car available to you as our customers by mid 2021,” he added.
“I apologise that it’s taking a little longer than we promised you.”
The video, which appears to be filmed at the Silverstone circuit in the UK, also reveals the hypercar’s complex active aerodynamics systems up close and in action for the first time.
The Valkyrie is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre Cosworth V12, developing 745kW/740Nm. This is paired with an electric motor, capable of delivering a further 120kW/280Nm for short bursts.
The combined 865kW/1020Nm is sent to the ground via a seven-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission, allowing for a 0-100km/h sprint in 2.6 seconds.
Pricing starts from £2.13 million (AU$3.8 million).