The big news, of course, was Lewis Hamilton winning his sixth British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. But a lot of notice also went to Aston Martin, which sponsors Team Red Bull in Formula 1. The firm chose its home Grand Prix to display the first production examples of its Valkyrie megacar, which goes on sale, so to speak, in the fourth quarter of this year.
The Valkyrie took some hot laps during final practice for the British Grand Prix. Designed in large part by the F1 and Indy car genius Adrian Newey, the Valkyrie wasn’t intended to smash the Silverstone lap record on its maiden voyage, but with an incredible 1,160 promised usable horsepower on tap, perhaps it should have. The car is plainly, slickly gorgeous. Price? Don’t bother asking, because the entire production run of 150 units has already been sold out by Aston Martin.