The Aston Martin Valkyrie at full speed on the Mugello circuit in Italy

The YouTuber 19Bozzy92 was in the right place at the right time to capture the Aston Martin Valkyrie prototype at the Mugello circuit in Italy. The track is very wet, which only increases the spectacle. Sometimes the jet of water flowing from the rear of the vehicle is higher than the track wall, and you can track the car’s position by observing the mist.

The sound of rain and the howl of the Valkyrie make a fantastic sound combination. Its Cosworth-built 6.5-litre V12 resembles that of a Formula 1 from the 12-cylinder era of the early 1990s. 1,000 horsepower (746 kilowatts) and reaches an astronomical speed of 11,100 rpm. For more power, there’s a Kinetic Energy Recovery System from Rimac. Total system power is 1,160 hp (865 kW).

The water on the track also helps visualize how the Valkyrie cuts through the air. You can see how the intricate shape of the splitter channels fluid around the sides of the bodywork and out the rear. At about 2 minutes and 5 seconds into the video, you can even see active aerodynamics at work as the rear wing suddenly changes angle.

Towards the end of the clip, one can also see the car rolling when the track conditions are better. The rider seems to achieve faster lap times, but the action is somehow less thrilling. The Valkyrie sounds just as good as ever, but the drier track takes away from the drama of seeing the car generate a moving wall of water.

Aston Martin will build 150 copies of the Valkyrie for $3.2 million each, and all are already pre-sold. The manufacture of each copy requires more than 2,000 hours of work. In addition, 85 units of the open-top Spider are planned . At last, 40 units of the AMR Pro variant, reserved for the track, are being delivered.

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