Aston Martin Valkyrie - Alan Thornton - Extra Large Dye Transfer Print - Front View
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This print will be delivered from the UK. Local duties and taxes may be applicable on import to regions outside the UK. By purchasing this title, you agree and consent to your information being shared with Alan Thornton for use in the fulfilment of your order.
The result of a single-minded collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing Advanced Technology, the stunning Valkyrie comes as close as possible to being a Formula 1 car without being restricted to the track. The pushes the boundaries of performance; a remarkable journey in engineering to make the impossible, possible. All-carbon fibre bodywork carries Aston Martin's trademark upper grille outline before flowing into a radical body shape that is utterly honed for performance, minimising load while pushing the power-weight ratio to the maximum. The striking aerodynamic exterior and open underfloor maximise downforce and harness the atmosphere around Valkyrie, allowing the hyper to tackle corners at over 3.3G.
Valkyrie's otherworldly performance comes from the 6.5-litre V12 engine developed with Cosworth. Not what you’d call a traditional hybrid, this V12 is torque-enhanced during take-off and uses the electric motor for a power boost, revving all the way to an incredible 11,100 rpm. It is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine to grace any road car so far. It is so fierce that every Aston Martin Valkyrie is delivered with helicopter-grade, noise-cancelling headphones to protect the driver’s eardrums. Development of the Valkyrie extended beyond the boundaries of automotive technology, requiring input from the military, aeronautical and space industries. The car is piloted thousands of times a second by the Active Control Unit used in Apache attack helicopters, the active aero recalibrates the suspension, damping and form of the car. Even the car’s singular wider blade is manufactured by a supplier for NASA, as nothing that existed would wrap around the extreme curvature of the car’s windshield.
Amalgam Collection and Alan Thornton
Amalgam is delighted to partner with artist Alan Thornton to introduce a collection of Dye Transfer prints. Precise and technical in nature, these prints isolate the subject, laying the image onto Alan’s signature metallic background, that focuses the viewer’s eye on the sculptural, organic qualities of iconic cars and planes. Alan’s obsession with form, function and beauty, combined with his enduring passion for all things automotive and mechanical, align perfectly with Amalgam’s mission.
Utilising a process traditionally employed for print proofing called ‘dye sublimation’, Dye Transfer Fine Art Printing creates very high-definition archive quality art on a substrate of fine aluminium sheet. The artwork is first Giclee printed onto transfer paper and is then applied to the specially coated 1.2 mm aluminium panel. The process of dye sublimation fuses the ink onto the aluminium, producing prints with an intense depth and colour intensity. The finished image is waterproof and very resistant to abrasion, so that there is no need to protect the art behind glass. The fine aluminium sheet has a stiffening frame bonded to the back, so that the piece can be hung without a frame, creating a sharp and minimal presentation of the art floating less than an inch (15 mms) off of the wall. The piece can also be traditionally framed and hung if desired. Alan’s work in this medium brings exceptional precision, intensity and glamour to the finished art.
Handling Your Print
Dye Transfer prints are supplied with a subframe attached to the back, enabling immediate ‘float’ effect hanging on the wall. The finished image is waterproof and very resistant to abrasion, so that there is no need to protect the art behind glass.
Dye Transfer Fine Art Prints of the Aston Martin Valkyrie are limited to just 25 copies. By purchasing this print, you agree and consent to your information being shared with Alan Thornton for use in the fulfilment of your order.
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