Aston Martin 'son of Valkyrie' hybrid hypercar confirmed

Jim Holder
12 March 2018
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Aston Martin has officially confirmed a new "son of Valkyrie" hypercar will go into production, after Autocar exclusively revealed its existence last year.

It will be the third hypercar to emerge from the British car maker after the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro. Codenamed ‘Project 003", the mid-engined model is part of a joint development project between Aston and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, and is due to be released in 2021.

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Said to be built around a lightweight structure, the Project 003 will be powered by a turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid powertrain of undisclosed size and power output. Aston is claiming an “exceptional breadth of performance”, but the car has also been designed to be usable and practical for road use, with space for luggage. 

The Project 003, like the Valkyrie, will feature active aerodynamics for “outstanding levels of downforce in a road-legal car”. Active suspension, likely inboard and pushrod-operated, will again be used for the new car, which is pitched as a model that could eclipse the LaFerrari and McLaren P1.