The deployment of the variants of the Aston Martin Valkyrie continues this week with the arrival at the golf courses of Pebble Beach, in the idyllic Californian city of Monterey, of the Valkyrie Spider which together with the coupe and the competition version AMR Pro, constitute for the moment the entire family of hyperauos «Valkyrie».
As in the case of the Valkyrie Coupe, the Valkyrie Spider boasts a total output of 1,139 horsepower from a hybrid powertrain, in which 987 horsepower is produced by a 6.5-liter V12 engine developed in conjunction with Cosworth, capable of reaching 11,000 rpm, while the remaining 152 horsepower comes from an electric motor developed by Rimac.
The new open-roof version necessarily had to lose the showy ‘gull-wing’ doors that look so good on the coupe in favor of dihedral doors with the hinged front pillar bases, or ‘A-pillars’, designed specifically for the Spider version. Aston Martin claims that the removable roof, made up of two polycarbonate panels with hinges on each side, was conceived “to maintain the aerodynamic performance of the fixed roof version”, while the inevitable weight gain was limited to an “absolute minimum ».
The Valkyrie Spider is capable of reaching a top speed of more than 205 mph (330 km / h) when the roof is not installed, while with the roof in place the top speed increases to 218 mph (350 km / h), And while Aston Martin did not share acceleration figures, it did say that its convertible hypercar provides levels of performance similar to the Le Mans LMP1 class of prototypes.
Aston Martin will only build 85 examples of the Valkyrie Spider, which will begin to reach the hands of its buyers from the second half of 2022. With such a limited range, it is not surprising that the Valkyrie Spider, which until further notice will reign as the convertible fastest in history, it will not be shown to the general public attending the Pebble beach Concours D’Elegance, but to a select few, specially invited to a private event that will take place within the framework of the historic vintage car competition.