British auto giant Aston Martin, on Thursday, released a sketch of a third hypercar soon after is scheduled the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro for a 2020 launch
According to an official statement that was issued by the company, the upcoming hypercar, codenamed Project 003, will arrive at the markets by 2021. Additionally, the company also stated that the car will be manufactured for both right-hand-drive and left-hand-drive.
Aston Martin said that a total of 500 units of the car will be manufactured. This hints that the car will be less exclusive than the Valkyrie which is limited to 175 units, thus gaining a spot below the 2020 hypercar. Reports suggest that Project 003 is likely to put up a fight against the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, and McLaren Senna.
Further details about Project 003 that was revealed by the company stated that it would be a mid-engined model and will be built around a lightweight platform. The road legal model will carry a turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid engine.
Output capabilities of the new car are expected to find a spot between the DBS Superleggera and Valkyrie. Electronics on the upcoming car is expected to be derived from the Valkyrie including active aerodynamics and active suspension. Additionally, the company also claims that the upcoming Project 003 would be more practical than the Valkyrie with features such as a luggage space.
âIt was also vital to us that Valkyrie would create a legacy: a direct descendant that would also set new standards within its own area of the hypercar market, creating a bloodline of highly specialised, limited production machines that can exist in parallel with Aston Martinâs series production models.â said CEO of Aston Martin, Andy Palmer.
Apart from Project 003, Aston Martin is also planning for another mid-engine offering that would rival the likes of Ferrari 488 and will be positioned as a flagship supercar in its lineup.