The Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG One are two of essentially the most unique hypercars proper now – not solely due to their faint inhabitants but additionally as a result of having the aptitude to purchase one is not a assure that you’re going to be allowed to take action. Nevertheless, there’s one man who should buy each, and he has been noticed not too long ago whereas behind the wheel of a Valkyrie.
We’re speaking about David Coulthard, who confirmed in 2019 that he positioned orders for each the Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz hypercars. The previous F1 driver turned commentator and presenter was seen driving a Valkyrie, courtesy of ExoticCarspotters on YouTube.
The 13-time Grand Prix winner was accompanied by his son, Dayton Coulthard, whereas casually parading a Valkyrie on the streets of Monaco. It’s believed that the Valkyrie – in Marina Blue exterior with mild blue Alcantara cabin – is Coulthard’s personal, with designated chassis quantity 86 out of 150.
For the uninitiated, the Valkyrie is an F1-inspired hypercar powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter Cosworth V12 engine that revs as much as 11,000 rpm. It really works at the side of a Rimac-developed hybrid system for a complete output of 1,140 horsepower (838 kilowatts).
Aston Martin’s first true hypercar was designed by Crimson Bull F1 designer Adrian Newey. It was additionally developed on the crew’s Milton Keynes base the place Aston Martin has arrange a design studio. Coulthard drove for Crimson Bull Racing through the closing years of his F1 profession.
As talked about, solely 150 items of the Valkyrie will ever be constructed, every valued at over $3 million. Deliveries of the Valkyrie began in November final 12 months, so it is no surprise that there was a handful of sightings of customer-owned items within the wild.
In the meantime, the manufacturing of the hand-assembled Mercedes-AMG One has not too long ago began, with deliveries commencing this 12 months. Perhaps in the future we’ll see Coulthard piloting his AMG One as properly.