Gawp at these new Aston Martin Valkyrie images

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New pictures may make the styling of Aston’s hypercar easier to fathom

You should know the Aston Martin Valkyrie by now. It’s Aston’s Formula 1-inspired road car, and a very British rival to the Mercedes-AMG One.

We know it’ll have around 1,100bhp, be made of much carbon, and cost £2.5million. Oh, and it’ll sound pretty wonderful. But the pictures we’ve seen so far have depicted a car so exciting, so otherworldly, it’s been hard to actually imagine driving one with the use of mere human arms, legs and eyes.

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These new images help dilute the fear-factor. The aero-tastic covered wheels make way for more traditional alloys. Intricate alloys which look a flipping nightmare to clean, mind, but you’ll probably have staff for that if you’re dropping several million on a hypercar.

The paint will no doubt cause debate, but the world in which the Valkyrie operates mean the world’s your oyster. Why not go for a bold two-tone scheme when your car’s hauling you up to celebrity status regardless?

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Mind, a proper peek inside makes us go all panicky about the inadequacies of our arms, legs and eyes again. It looks very serious, with much carbon, exceedingly slender seats and a steering wheel that really hammers home the F1 influence. A Red Bull logo pointed straight at the driver’s seat only serves to ratchet the intimidation factor back up.

STORY Stephen Dobie

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