2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

MSRP $3,000,000

Ranked #5 in Midsize Coupe

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2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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When everyone is moving towards electric mobility for everything, what can you expect from the hybrid era, probably something really special? Well, that is exactly what we are about to witness in 2021 from Aston Martin as it is going to reintroduce its first-ever road-legal hypercar Valkyrie with an unabashed intensity and thrill. 

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Pros

Powertrain surge

V12 rhythm

Cons

Seating posture

Ingress and Egress are a challenge

What's New?

Minor upgrades in exterior trims and styling 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$3000000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

250 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

transmission

7 speed Automatic

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

10.6 sec.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$3,000,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie in Alien Green color
Alien Green

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.2

Engine and Performance

8.4

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

8.6

Exterior

8.8

Safety

8.6

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.4

Overall Rating


The “out of the league” road presence and the real sports-based machine to date is all alone to go up against the realm of other established names like the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, Mercedes-AMG ONE, and Koenigsegg Jesko. The all-new Valkyrie will cost you around $3,000,000 exclusive of taxes and additional attachments. Its assets and potential to be at this year’s LeMans will be even more exciting to watch to see if it can sail through the high tides.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe front view
2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe rear view

8.4/10
Engine and Performance

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

8.6/10
Interior

8.8/10
Exterior

8.6/10
Safety


2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Features

The 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie is a Limited edition with no siblings. The Valkyrie has been brought into existence as a result of a partnership between the Red Bull Racing F1 team and Aston Martin. So, there is a lot of commonality between the sport and this hypercar. The Valkyrie has a Cosworth-styled 6.5L roaring V12 under its hood along with carbon-fiber-reinforced molding as its frame. As the partnership itself suggests, it is entitled to Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies inside the cabin. There is some sort of trade-off as well with its cushioning convenience for its sports panels, and that is justified because that is what it is meant for.

Trims

Valkyrie

MSRP 

$3,000,000

Key Features

6.5L CosworthV12 Hybrid Engine

 

All-Carbon Fiber Bodywork

 

Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies

 

Cruise Control

 

Forward Collision Alert

 

Rear Vision Camera with parking sensors

 

Intelligent Crash Response System

The high-speed maneuvering has to be assured of safety, and for that, one gets a high-end Intelligent Crash Response System along with Forward Collision Alert. The other features include the presence of steering-wheel-mounted cruise controls and a Rear-Vision Camera with parking sensors. It has been adorned with carbon compounds all over the place from the dashboard to seats to panels to wheels.

Which trim should you buy?

Since there is no trim as such, we can scale the lone survivor on different assets to understand its real-time scope. As it is a subject of the no-nonsense platform, the speed curve and exterior dressing are metaphors of all sorts of charming imagery. The interior might not be a comfortable one with challenged visibility, but then its handling is top-notch which you can’t even experience elsewhere. The structural soundness has been bestowed alongside all of this. And all this together makes it a compelling option to own.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Engine and Performance

8.4/10

The 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie is a road-legal real thrust barking engineering enigma that is far ahead of its time. The Valkyrie has a 6.5L V12 Hybrid Engine at its disposal which is mated to a 7-Speed Single Clutch Automatic transmission. The powertrain unit is capable of kicking in 1160 hp @10,500 RPM and a torque of 663 lb-ft @ 6,000 RPM.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe side view

The high-end rev band performance travels via an RWD drive layout to the wheels with an impeccable G-Force induction inside the cabin. As a result, it hits the 0-60 mph mark in just 2.5 seconds with a consistent top speed of 250 mph.

Models

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE

2021 Koenigsegg Jesko

MSRP

$3,000,000

$3,600,000

$2,700,000

$3,000,000

Engine

6.5L V12 Hybrid Engine

8.0L Quad-turbo W16

1.6L Turbocharged V6 paired with 3-motors

5.0L Twin-Turbo V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed SpeedShift Manual

9-Speed Automatic

Power (HP @ RPM)

1160 hp @10,500 RPM

1479hp @ 6,900 RPM

> 1000 hp

1280 hp

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

663 lb-ft @ 6,000 RPM

1180lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

N/A

1106 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds

2.5

2.3

N/A

2.5

Quarter-mile (seconds)

N/A

9.4

N/A

N/A

Top Speed (MPH)

250

217

217

300

Probably, the most important and read section for all those who crave this sort of excitement. In terms of comparison, they all have their own specialty, like if we would consider the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, then we would focus on the class-leading power-torque slope and a hundredth second faster consequential acceleration prowess. But if it is about “no-floor limitation,” then the Koenigsegg Jesko and Aston Martin Valkyrie shine as bright armors with 300 mph and 250 mph, respectively. The Mercedes-AMG ONE is another project, which is going to restore the brand among these lethal weaponries with class. 

How well does the 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie handle?

A one of a kind and true bearer of legal sports car aesthetics in all respects is apt for the description of this hypercar. The V12 is as loud as its performance curve. The adaptive suspension maintains the negative camber and caster throughout. The bodywork including flanks and diffuser counter lifts at high speed and manages airflow in its favor. The light carbon-ceramic brakes are not at all biting despite the rev counter.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe handling

The low height ensures a lower center of gravity, and wheel fairings appear altogether like a detached panel from the cabin sector, because of which the engineers have been able to maintain aerofoil-curvature at both ends. The ravishing rear spoiler is on another level for its supreme precision. Thus, this charm of the 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie is something that can’t be summoned by mere words.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Braking Performance

Imagine a speed maneuvering of 250 mph, if the brakes are not crisp, then it is just that luck factor that may decide your fate. Fortunately, that is not the case in Valkyrie as it has been given F1 dynamics all over the handling aspect from active suspension to carbon-ceramic brake pads on a 4-wheel ABS setup. The carbon-ceramic pads are resistant to heat derivation during hard braking. The pads work together with the other features like the Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist.

Models

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE

2021 Koenigsegg Jesko

Brake rotors: Front (inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

15.7

Brake rotors: Rear (inches

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.9

Curb weight (lbs)

2270

4290

2755

3131

60-0 (Feet)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Except for their weight category, we have no reliable data for now to make a comparison, but there are a few things that may expand the dimension of analysis which are Valkyrie’s curb weight and corresponding wheel setup. For instance, the hard Michelin compound tires have an exceptionally large contact patch and grip which help them generate high frictional reactive force when brakes are applied and propensity to bear it as well. 

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Fuel Economy

7.8/10

The 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie is not a daily commuting persona rather a heart-wrenching high-fuel scaling beast that has no obligation towards fuel crisis and eco-mobility. The configuration, performance curve, and engine capacity are testaments to that. Although we don’t have an official mileage available as per our speculation, the mark would hardly cross 15 mpg at the max. The range would be measured around 250 miles, but that is just guesswork and not a concrete fact.

Models

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE

2021 Koenigsegg Jesko

MPG City

N/A

8

N/A

N/A

MPG Highway

N/A

13

N/A

N/A

MPG Combined

N/A

10

N/A

N/A

Fuel capacity 

18.5

22

N/A

19

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined)

N/A

176 / 286

N/A

N/A

Well, if we are gauging hypercars, then return and economy are not a segment of healthy discourse. The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport marking of 8 mpg in the city would be perfect to explain the “Why?” here. The data for them have not been released yet, but they will be somewhere close to one another only. However, it is advisable not to vector this aspect for giving preference to any single one of them.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Interior

8.6/10

The 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie might be a cornerstone for its performance and sport dynamics, but you can’t expect the same in comfort and convenience from a frame that holds 1160 hp V12 with carbon-fiber sculpted seats. The complete inside-outside Formula 1-inspired design philosophy is indicative of the fact that the visibility and vibration dampening are going to be challenged to a large extent. The seating posture is almost in lay-down format, and that too with little cushioning, meaning your back will have both the feeling of exhilaration and vibration simultaneously. As it maintains the F1 ergonomics, one even has steering-based cruise controls, paddle shifters, and detachability with selectable driving modes.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe cockpit

Models

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE

2021 Koenigsegg Jesko

Seating capacity

2

2

2

2

Front row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rear row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Trunk capacity (Cubic feet)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Since this segment is more performance-oriented, that is why little has been taken into consideration in space management. The capacity to seat in 2 is generic among all of them with the same inclined seating. The other data is not available for any of them, so it is quite a tough task to comment. Since compactness is expected to counter drag with minimal drag-coefficient, inherent interior close packing is going to be standard across the competition. Some of the interior features include:

  • Detachable steering
  • Driver selectable mode
  • Carbon-fiber seats
  • 3-set of display units
  • Steering mounted controls

 What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie has been given a 3-set display unit along with an OLED screen just in front of your vision on the steering wheel. One hardly has to wander anywhere for inputs as the steering wheel is a host of all the top-down commands ranging from neutral to pit speed limiter to cruise control. The two side screens on the sides in the 3-display unit are in conjunction with the wheel arches mounted camera which helps you to make up for the visibility as per the ergonomics.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe infotainment screen

Some of the features are:

  • OLED screen on the steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Pit speed limiter
  • 3-set display unit

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Exterior

8.8/10

Well, there have been many who claim to be aggressive and sporty in their appeals, however, it is now we have come to realize that all those are nothing but hoaxes, and it is debunked by the pure class of the 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie. The 2021 Valkyrie is a true sport endeavor in its styling with high wheel arches and low-sloping bonnet with the aerofoil-shaped roof and active rear spoiler. The flanks in the front and a couple of huge diffusers in the rear channel the air to reduce drag and increase downforce respectively.

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe 

The carbon-fiber accent is so clearly visible that one should learn the art of attention to detail from these folks. 

Models

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE

2021 Koenigsegg Jesko

Curb weight (lbs)

2270

4290

2755

3131

Length (inches)

190

179

N/A

181.4

Width (inches)

76.8

80

N/A

79.9

Height (inches)

66.1

48

N/A

47

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

120.5

107

N/A

106.2

As far as comparison is concerned, the rivals are as attractive as the Aston Martin Valkyrie, but it is the weight distribution and transfer where the Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG ONE may have a special mention. Since we are talking of more than 1,000 hp at the wheels, it directs us towards the importance of curbing the lateral torque upshift and forward weight transfer. And these confinements have been restored through all the rivals which are evident from their compact yet streamlined curvature. Thus, we would rate all of them at par with one other without any further exposition. Some of the features are:

  • Couple of Rear Diffuser 
  • All Carbon-Fiber Panel
  • Active Rear Spoiler
  • Magnesium Alloy Wheels
  • Michelin High-Performance Tires

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Safety

8.6/10

The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the first hypercar of the Aston Martin, which in itself is a surefire test that it is no-compromise engineering in any regard. The high-strength carbon-fiber panels surround the whole body in a continuous structure, thus providing a huge area for impact force. No sharp edge throughout the silhouette also negates the fact that it will have a high concentration factor around its frame.

As it has not been tested by either NHTSA or IIHS for its sheer price and its premium stature, still, the Aston Martin Valkyrie vouches for the highest possible integrity. Apart from impact resilience, it does come with advanced safety features like the Intelligent Crash Response System, Forward Collision Mitigation System, and a complex tuned Traction Control Unit. Some of the features are:

  • Carbon-fiber body
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Forward Collision Mitigation System
  • Traction Control Unit

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Competition

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie vs. 2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport 

The only parameter to judge these two beasts is their powertrain performance, and they tend to edge out each other in different sectors. The higher power and torque output allow Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport to take a lead in acceleration dominance, while a better weight distribution and aerodynamics help the Aston Martin Valkyrie to level the ground with a higher top speed. In terms of interior spacing, they are at par in their compatibility and squeeziness. Parallel G-Force experience again balances the lever. Thus, they are equally desirable.

2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport 

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie vs. 2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE 

The Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG ONE are no less than each other in their styling and exclusivity, but it is that higher capacity V12 with which the former gives a mind-boggling speed of 250 mph, which is 33 mph more than what the AMG ONE churns out at its peak. Otherwise, there is hardly any noticeable gap in their handling artillery, price tag, and relative offers. Thus, it is again a matter of subjectivity, and we leave it to the owner’s end to choose whichever suits their eyeballs.

2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie vs. 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko 

The only rival among all to beat Aston Martin Valkyrie’s top speed is the all-new Koenigsegg Jesko. A supreme beast from a brand that has a rich history of breaking records of famous names like the McLaren F1 and Bugatti Veyron is again hitting the track with Koenigsegg Jesko and maintaining that reputation this year as well. But it is sports enthusiasm that has been catered more perfectly in the Valkyrie. So, the lever would prefer the former over Jesko.

2021 Koenigsegg Jesko 

 

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Final Verdict

Without a doubt, the 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie is the car of the year. Everything is on the mark. Perfectly carved to depict what’s there inside. The appeal and performance are a benchmark for others to balance aspects within a real sports car. The price tag is never an issue in this segment, therefore we would ignore it. Moreover, it has a complex sensor unit encompassing the frame for multiple reasons, including feedback at the driver’s inputs, changing driving station, and safety boundary. Therefore, it is a must-buy for you. 

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