Aston Martin Teases New Supercar
If rumors are correct, the new hypercar will be another collaboration between Aston Martin’s design team and F1 aerodynamics genius Adrian Newey, who was responsible for the Valkyrie’s mind-boggling underbody aeros – a setup he told us he couldn’t run on the Red Bull F1 cars because it was too radical and extreme for F1’s restrictive rulebook. I mean, look at the damn thing:
So this new hypercar – dubbed Project 003 for the time being – has the perfect lineage for something truly special, even if it’s designed to be a slightly more useable roadster than the Valkyrie, with “more practical concessions to road use, including space for luggage.”
There’s no official cutoff for the point when supercars become hypercars, but we think it’s reasonable to expect around 1,000 horsepower from its new mid-engined, turbocharged hybrid drive system. Electric torque will make it quick off the line, and we’d be surprised if it wasn’t well under three seconds on the 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) sprint.
Only 500 will be made, in both left- and right-hand drive and, like the Valkyrie, Project 003 looks like it’ll be pretty squishy in that narrow cockpit. They’ll hit the road in late 2021 if everything goes according to plan.
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