Verstappen behind the wheel of the Aston Martin Valkyrie at Silverstone

Published on 18 February 2020 by Bryan van Berlo

Max Verstappen got his first taste of the Aston Martin Valkyrie as he got behind the wheel of the revolutionary hypercar at Silverstone Circuit. Powered by a 6.5 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine with an additional power boost from a unique hybrid system, the Dutchman tested the VP1 prototype, which should become the world’s fastest ever road-going vehicle. Team mate Alexander Albon got to test the Valkyrie as well.

“I was here at Silverstone to watch the first runs of the Aston Martin Valkyrie at the British Grand Prix last year but of course it’s always better to be behind the wheel yourself”, said Verstappen. “To be one of the first guys to drive an insane car like this was really exciting. It was amazing to get a first taste of it.”

“Of course it’s still in the development phase but you can already feel the pace, which compared to a normal car is… pretty different! The Aston Martin Valkyrie and its levels of downforce are incredible, and it looks super aggressive. It was a lot of fun out there.”