Who needs car shows when you can simply stroll across London to admire expensive models? The capital of the United Kingdom hosts an annual auto show where the most unusual cars from around the globe are normally on display. These days, you might be fortunate enough to find two local items there. One of only 150 road-going hypercars produced, this yellow Aston Martin Valkyrie with red accents is thought to be the first to be delivered to a UK client.
According to Autocar, as of right now, the Gaydon-based brand has purportedly delivered about 27 out of a total of 38 built cars. Although some of these early models have experienced software problems, Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll claims that buyers are still favouring their hypercars.
We can hear how brutal the V12 is even when the car is barely moving in this video of a Valkyrie arriving at Topaz Detailing. A hybrid system created by Rimac and the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter Cosworth engine together produce 1,140 horsepower. The engine can rev to 11,000 rpm. The coupe is the model that is highlighted here, but AM is also producing an 85-unit limit Valkyrie Spider in both left- and right-hand drive options.
Despite being older, the McLaren Senna is nonetheless impressive because this particular example is a rarer model with a full carbon fibre body. Although the Woking folks only produced 500 pieces, the Senna is actually more scarce than the Valkyrie. The “naked” hypercar boasts eye-catching yellow highlights and green brake callipers, and McLaren Special Operations (MSO) only built five of the bare carbon version.
The Senna by MSO includes 67 carbon fibre body elements that required approximately 1,000 hours to make in total, plus an additional 250 hours for the Solar Yellow finish. See those wheels with centre locks? The set, which was created by MSO, combines a mix of aluminium and carbon fibre to be 10% lighter than the factory Senna wheels. Each is only 7.5 kilos in weight (16.5 pounds).
The Senna continues to be one of the most impressive McLarens we’ve seen in recent years among the myriad (more or less) unique vehicles. Although some people may not like the look, maximising aerodynamic efficiency was the main objective during development. The car’s yellow and green accents, which cost an astounding £300,000 more than a regular Senna and were inspired by Ayrton Senna’s helmet livery, cost £1,050,000 at launch.