Let’s face it, some wealthy individuals buy limited edition cars to eventually flip for a profit, and that includes the $3.2-million Aston Martin Valkyrie. This mid-engined hypercar is as close as you’ll get to driving a real F1 car on the streets, as its engine produces an impressive 1,160 bhp at 10,500 RPM and 664 lb-ft at 6,000 RPM, thanks to its naturally-aspirated, Cosworth-built, 6.5-liter V12. An F1-inspired KERS-style boost system consists of an electric motor capable of delivering 160 bhp and 206 lb-ft of torque. Read more to see the simulator in-action with Carfection’s Henry Catchpole behind the wheel.
“The simulator itself is an incredible piece of work, utilizing an actual Red Bull F1 chassis and coded and programmed entirely in-house. While Red Bull and Aston Martin were very guarded about some of the information gleaned from the exercise, they did let on to two interesting facts. Henry reached an amazing 210 miles per hour at the end of the Kemmel straight, and that the lap times were somewhere in LMP1 car territory, despite being on street tires,” reports Motor1.