It’s a new road-legal sports car designed by Red Bull and Aston Martin called the Valkyrie.
Until now we have only seem a clay-model of the Valkyrie and this is a first look at what the production car will be.
Matt Hill, Aston Martin Creative Director of Interiors said of the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s cockpit design: “It’s been a tremendous challenge to make the interior packaging work. We’ve embraced Red Bull Racing’s Formula One ethos and approached from a different angle than conventional road car design. In this instance, we’ve started from a position where you think something is impossible and work at it until you find a way to make it work. We’ve been fighting for millimetres everywhere, but the battle has been worth it, as it’s been fantastic seeing customers try the interior buck for size. They love the ritual of getting in and how it feels to be sat behind the wheel. They’re also genuinely surprised at how the car just seems to swallow them. You really do have to sit in it to believe there is genuine space for two large adults.”
This 1966 Jaguar Mark X 4.2 will soon be scrap metal for future appliances.
That’s right. We are parting it out for a new heart in our engineless E-Type FHC. Peder Mansson is also getting the steering box for his cars in Switzerland.
But don’t fret too much because this big Jag (the biggest model they ever made) has sufferred from rot, including a leaky window seal that soaked the harness, gauges, switches and wooden dashboard for years.
The engine swap isn’t completely straight forward. The engine and cylinder head are identical units to the E-Type, but the engine mounts, water pump, exhaust headers, oil pan, oil filter housing, intake manifold and carburettor linkage are different.
With a minor rebuilt and repaint we are one step closer to getting the FHC on the road.