Check out the mysterious Aston Martin Project 003 in this latest teaser image.
We know very little about Aston Martin’s third hypercar, Project 003. We know that it will come after the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro hypercars. We know that it too will be a hybrid hypercar, although this time with a turbocharged engine instead of a big, naturally aspirated one. We know that it will have technology pioneered in the Valkyrie, which likely means the two cars will share a lightweight platform and body structure. And we know that Project 003 will have active aerodynamic elements as well as an active suspension.
We know all this because Aston Martin said as much in their teaser press release last September.
We also had a look at the back end of the Project 003, which seems to share an awful lot of its structure with the Valkyrie, including a massive rear diffuser, bubble canopy, and fixed rear wing. However, Project 003 seems to have top-mounted exhausts that are unique to the car, suggesting that it might even be more performance-oriented than the Valkyrie.
An interesting design choice considering the Valkyrie AMR Pro is designed to be a track-only hypercar capable of extreme performance. It seems like Aston Martin is refining their hypercar technology even as they continue to develop and manufacture their first two hypercars.
#Project003 will be the third mid-engined hypercar we develop following the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro. Project 003 has its DNA deeply rooted in concepts and technology currently being developed for those revolutionary road and track-only machines.— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) February 20, 2019
THE WAIT IS NEARLY OVER pic.twitter.com/lJE9hpsdkc
Project 003 will be road-legal, according to Aston Martin, and will be homologated to be driven in all parts of the world. Exactly 500 units will be produced with the first deliveries beginning in late 2021.
“THE WAIT IS NEARLY OVER,” Aston Martin writes in their most recent Twitter post. That seems a bit of a stretch given that we won’t see the car’s arrival until 2021. But perhaps if we’re lucky we’ll get a partial reveal sometime this year.