Aston Martin has confirmed a new mid-engined hypercar codenamed Project 003 (teaser sketch above), which will slot beneath the Valkyrie to take on the McLaren Senna, AutoExpress reports. It will be Aston Martin’s third hypercar project (after the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro), and it will likely go on sale towards the end of 2021 in both right-hand drive and left-hand drive forms.

Production is said to be limited to 500 units globally (the Valkyrie is limited to 175 units), and the road-legal mid-engined beast will be built around a lightweight structure. Performance-wise, a turbocharged petrol-electric hybrid engine has been earmarked to provide power, although Aston has yet to reveal specific details.

Word is the electrified system will pack around 900 hp, putting it right between the new DBS Superleggera and Valkyrie. Expect it to feature active aerodynamics and active suspension that is similar to the Valkyrie, but fully homologated for public road use.

The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is a 1,100 hp track-only monster

Company boss Dr Andy Palmer said, “I’m thrilled to announce that this car is the Project ‘003’, and our next step into a dynamic and exacting arena. It was also vital to us that Valkyrie would create a legacy: a direct descendent 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 Martin’s series production models.”

Another mid-engined performance model is also said to be in the pipeline – a road-legal supercar that will rival the Ferrari 488 and crown the brand’s core line-up of seven models. Before we forget, there’s also the rare Speedtail that will be revealed later this year.