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2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider – A Valkyrie That Can Touch Speeds Of 205 mph With The Roof Off!

The Valkyrie Spider is limited to 85 examples and comes with an open top, but loses the gullwing doors

Aston Martin had unveiled the AM-RB 001 concept back in 2016. It went into production a year later and came out with the ‘Valkyrie’ moniker. It hasn’t been an easy ride for the British automaker with this product, one instance being the hypercar suffering from a $7-part failure that killed its debut run at the Goodwood FoS, but Aston Martin is going at it with full determination.

Adding a third model to the Valkyrie’s lineup after a coupe and a track-only AMR Pro version, Aston Martin has unveiled the Valkyrie Spider – an open-top version that retains the same performance but loses on the roof and the gullwing doors.

What’s Special About The Aston Martin Valkyrie?

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The Spider is an open top version of the coupe that comes with a few structural and aero upgrades

The highlight, of course, is the removable roof. The company mentioned that maintaining the aerodynamics while the roof is off was of paramount importance and it managed to achieve it. Aston Martin has made revisions to the Valkyrie Spider’s carbon fiber structure and has also recalibrated the active aerodynamic and active chassis systems.

The Valkyrie Spider’s removable roof is composed of a carbon fiber central panel that latches onto the front windscreen and the rear tub. A pair of polycarbonate roof windows are hinged on either side.

The roof can be removed and stowed away when the doors are open. Also, the Valkyrie Spider doesn’t feature the gullwing doors as seen on the standard coupe. It comes with front-hinged dihedral doors.

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The gull wings are replaced by front-hinged dihedral doors

The Valkyrie Spider, despite the removable roof, is still impressively aero efficient. The ultra-lightweight construction is befitted with an aerodynamics package that produces up to 3,086 pounds of downforce at 149 mph in the track mode. The teardrop-shaped cockpit, the rear diffuser, and the huge full-length Venturi tunnels that run either side of the cockpit floor make sure there’s no need for any special devices in the upper body to aid the aerodynamics when going roofless.

On the inside, the driver-focused cabin comes with an F1-inspired low hip-to-heel height, near-central seat positioning, a rear-view camera, and a six-point safety harness to keep the occupants safe in the car.

What Powers The Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider?

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider features the same powerplant as the standard coupe – 6.5-liter, V-12 engine with a Rimac-developed electric motor that puts out 1,140 horses combined.

The naturally aspirated engine free revs to 11,200 rpm. Power is routed to the wheels via a seven-speed Ricardo single-clutch automated manual gearbox.

The company hasn’t listed the 0-60 mph, but the car can achieve speeds of up to 205 mph with the roof removed and 217 mph with the top on. This makes the fastest open-top, road-legal Aston Martin ever built.

For your reference, the standard Valkyrie can sprint to 60 mph from rest in 2.5 seconds. The automaker mentioned the Valkyrie Spider can deliver LMP1 levels of performance and set impressive lap times that aren’t normally achievable in a road-going car.

How Much Does The Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider Cost?

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Price is not revealed, but it will be limited to 85 copies. Swipe up to read about the Valkyrie Spider in detail

The automaker hasn’t revealed the prices yet, but we speculate it to be close to $4 million.

Conclusion

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Aston Martin unveiled the third Valkyrie model – the Valkyrie Spider – at the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

The Aston Martin Valkyrie was unveiled at the recently-concluded Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey. The automaker hasn’t revealed the price, but did mention that the production of this open-top derivative will be capped to 85 copies only. The hypercar will be offered in both, left-hand- and right-hand-drive configurations. Deliveries will commence in the second half of 2022. Aston Martin also noted that the car is over-subscribed and allocations of the 85 examples will begin soon.

Sidd Dhimaan
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