Credit: Aston Martin

The Valkyrie was unveiled recently and Aston Martin have now added a convertible version of the hypercar.

Just 85 of these cars will be available and yes, all units have already been sold. A lot of the same specs that apply to the original Valkyrie also apply here. Mainly, a 6.5 litre V12 engine that can produce 1,1140bhp and a top speed of 217mph (350km/h) with the roof on and 205mph (330km/h) when it’s off.

It still features a hybrid powertrain, but the carbon fibre structure has been tweaked a bit to accommodate for the doors which go forwards instead of upwards. Aston Martin have said that the conversion resulted in “just a small marginal weight difference” when compared to the coupe.

Inside it is also basically the same. Six-point harnesses and a seat like a F1 car with a digital display that acts as a rear-view mirror.

Credit: Aston Martin

Aston Martin CEO, Tobias Moers said of the Spider, “With the Valkyrie Spider we are taking that passion and emotion to the next level. The driving experience promises to be truly sensational. The sound of that 6.5-liter V12 engine revving to over 11,000rpm with the roof removed is something I cannot wait to hear.”

Adrian Newey, chief technical officer of Red Bull Racing and the brains behind the Valkyrie project, said:

“What you see is a simple removable roof panel, but the challenge of remaining true to the Valkyrie concept was anything but. Maintaining aerodynamic performance with the roof removed was of paramount importance, likewise keeping any unavoidable weight gains to an absolute minimum whilst maximising enjoyment for the driver.”

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