Aston Martin sends Max Verstappen on the road with Valkyrie

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie is still not completely finished, but the first prototypes are already ready for use. None other than Max Verstappen and his F1 team-mate Alexander Albon can now test the cars.

Aston Martin has been working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Cosworth on the Valkyrie for a number of years. The hypercar with an atmospheric (!) 6.5-liter V12 of more than 1,100 hp is approaching the end of the development stage. The brand starts delivering the ultra-exclusive cars in the second half of this year. Max Verstappen is one of the lucky ones to receive a Valkyrie and today he already had the opportunity to try the car at the Silverstone circuit. Team-mate Albon was also allowed to take a seat behind the wheel.

Three Valkyries were present; the VP1, VP2 and VP3, all three still prototypes. The VP1 also came into action at Silverstone during the weekend of the British Grand Prix. That car, with the special Red Bull livery, was driven today by Verstappen: “I was here at Silverstone to see the first laps of the Aston Martin Valkyrie last year, but it’s always better to be behind the wheel “It’s very cool to be one of the first to drive such a bizarre car,” said Verstappen after completing his “test drive.”

Aston Martin offers the two drivers this opportunity, of course, because of the partnership with Red Bull Racing. The brand is the main sponsor of the Formula 1 team and, as mentioned, collaborates with Red Bull (and its chief designer Adrian Newey) on the Valkyrie. Besides a nice first introduction to the Valkyrie, the trips from Verstappen and Albon are also meant to share some feedback about the driving behavior of the car. In the coming period the Valkyrie will be finalized and production will then be started.

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