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When the Aston Martin Valkyrie Coupe was first conceptualised in 2016 it sounded like something from a science fiction movie. Still, when the first one was eventually ready for customer delivery in November of 2021, the motoring billionaires of the world took real notice. Only 150 of these cars were set for production, which is higher than you’d expect just by looking at the thing. If it were limited to 50 units we’d understand Aston Martin’s choice in trying to keep the car more exclusive, but we like that they went all-in with a decent number. Not that they will come up for sale very often. It's rumoured that there’s a clause in the purchase contract that you couldn’t buy a Valkyrie and sell it on at a profit as is usually the case with cars like this because you’d be blacklisted from buying future special edition Aston Martin cars. I guess it wouldn’t matter if your only motive was to make money though. Most of the Valkyries seen online in reviews and appearing at specialist motoring events are seen in the iconic Slipstream Green paint, which is one of four base colours for the car, which also include Liquid Petroleum, Ethanol Silver, and Maximum Orange. This car that’s headed to the auction block at the upcoming Dubai Sale is No.51 of 150, and it has to be the best-looking one we’ve seen so far. Standing out from the rest, well the ones we’ve seen anyway, this Valkyrie is finished with a Scintilla Silver base and Speed Red graphics. No. 51 is the first one to make its way to auction, which makes us think the owner doesn’t care if he gets access to more special Astons in the future or not. With just 123 kilometres on the odometer, the car is listed in ‘as new’ condition. It makes sense to keep the mileage on these hypercars low, but not even getting through a full tank of fuel before selling is just some weird level of psychotic. The poor car has probably never even seen the redline or illegal speeds.

The Valkyrie is pretty much an F1 car that can be taken on normal roads, it features trickle-down technology from the Aston Martin Formula One team, and so it features a 6.5-litre Cosworth V12 that can rev to 11,100 RPM with electric assist that combined pushes out an impressive 1,140 hp (828 kW) and 900 Nm of torque. The hybrid system is partially developed by Rimac, and it boosts power on demand is much like KERS technology in F1. The extra power is channelled through a single clutch, 7-speed sequential gearbox. All of that power needs to shift just 1,270 kg, so you know the performance is next-level. Keeping the weight down is a full carbon fibre composite structure, there’s no steel used at all. The Valkyrie can hit 100 km/h in as little as 2.6 seconds and it has a top speed in excess of 400 km/h. It makes sense as the car was borne of a partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, whose technical director Adrian Newey had a hand in the Valkyrie project. The hypercar was meant to be as close as possible to an F1 car without being restricted to a racetrack. Nailed it. No.51 has a few extras over  ‘regular’ Valkyrie. Over and above the unusual colour palette, there’s also a satin and gloss graphics package from the Q personalisation division that incorporates a full-length body stripe as well as pinstripes for the front splitter, side sill and rear diffuser. It also features an exposed gloss carbon fibre twill roof and engine cover, some properly tasty matt black magnesium wheels, customised red brake callipers, and twin exhaust pipes in Zircotec Black. Inside No.51 boasts black Alcantara, exposed satin carbon fibre twill and Spicy Red Alcantara for a look and feel that perfectly matches the exterior. There are also carbon shell seats accompanied by black 6-point harnesses, and a low oblong-shaped steering wheel with added titanium toggle switches. When the car was first revealed, it was tipped to sell for $3,000,000. This auction version is tipped to sell for between $2,900,000 and $3,300,000.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the amazing awesomeness of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, arguable the best-looking hypercar from the last few years. To show just how good it is, the Top Gear crew headed the keyfob over to one of our favourite automotive car reviewers, Chris Harris. who we know doesn't hold back when he gets in the pilot seat: Chris Harris Drives The Aston Martin Valkyrie | Top Gear

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