Australian star Alex ‘Supercar Blondie’ Hirschi got her hands on the 2020 James Bond No Time to Die vehicle, and gave viewers a detailed look why the Aston Martin Valhalla is a jawdropping $1.2 million.
With James Bond No Time to Die set to hit theaters in April 2020, fans eagerly anticipate any information on the popular British film which stars Daniel Craig, and Oscar winner Rami Malek.
However, a popular Australian YouTuber has received the Aston Martin Valhalla early, and has given viewers an in-depth look at one of the stunning vehicles that will be featured in the latest installment of the spy franchise.
An in depth look at James Bond’s 2020 Valhalla
One of the staples of the long running spy series is exotic cars, which No Time Die will be sure to live up to with the announcement that the film will be using the $1.2 million dollar Aston Martin Valhalla.
Supercar Blondie showed off the exotic car and explained, “Aston Martin for the very first time moved the engine to the front to the back, so now it’s a mid engined hyper-car. And now it kind of takes on the look of what you would consider a hyper-car should look like.”
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Going over the vehicle’s eye-popping features, they detailed the hybrid “turbo-charged v6 engine,” but also explained how the supercar has a feature where the carbon fiber FlexFoil rear wing on the back actually bends at high speeds. “It’s actually bending. This is aerospace technology, developed with NASA,” they said.
Another futuristic function on the car is the removal of traditional mirrors in favor of cameras mounted on the side. “This one does not have wing mirrors. There is a camera, the best thing is that it’s aerodynamic,” the car enthusiasts explained while showing the side of the vehicle.
The Valhalla is an offshoot of the $3 million dollar Aston Martin Valkyrie, which they joked, laughing at the eye-watering price tag. “The Valkyrie is over $3 million dollars. A little out of range. But this one they call the son of Valkyrie, because it’s kind of a baby version. And it’s a bargain for $1.3 million dollars. Just pocket change!”
To top it all off, the car maker also lined the seat with unique material that was used in the war. “This material is called ballistic nylon. It was first developed in World War II for airmen, who would wear it in a jacket. It would protect them from the debris that flies at them when bullets are fired,” they explained.
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The Australian YouTuber revealed that only 500 of these supercars are being made, making them truly one of a kind. Assuming you are rich enough to even attempt to purchase this, they go into production in 2021 in Warwickshire, England.
President of Aston Martin, Dr. Andy Palmer, first announced the car’s inclusion in the 2020 James Bond installment in June 2019, tweeting, “Aston Martin Valhalla will star in Bond 25, the latest instalment in the 007 franchise.” It will also include other vehicles from the manufacture including the DB5, and the V8.
— Dr. Andy Palmer (@AndyatAston) June 20, 2019
Whether Bond himself will be driving the mouth-watering car is still unknown, as the Supercar Blondie revealed that the 007 creators wouldn’t comment, meaning another character could be taking the driver’s seat.
No Time for Die was originally set for a 2019 release, but after several changes in production, got moved to 2020, and will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and is said to be Daniel Craig’s last stint as the iconic spy.
Despite the fact that most of us couldn’t even come close to affording this dream of a car, it will no doubt be an absolute visual feast when captured on theater screen in April.