The Aston Martin Valkyrie – AML’s new hypercar – will deliver 1,000bhp from its V12 and a further 160bhp from electric boost, Aston confirms.
We know the Aston Martin Valkyrie is going to deliver over 1,000bhp when it arrives, but now we know the exact figure – 1,160bhp.
In fact, the 6.5 litre V12 engine will develop a nice round 1,000bhp and 546lb/ft of torque all by itself – revving all the way to 11,100 rpm in the process – with electric boost adding an additional 160bhp and 207lb/ft of torque.
Aston say the Cosworth-built naturally aspirated V12 evokes the high-revving F1 engines of the 1990s – but with the addition of two decades of progress in know-how and materials – and is the highest-revving road car ever produced.
The KERS-style electric boost system has been developed by Integral Powertrain Ltd (the motor) and Rimac (the lightweight hybrid battery), with the battery pack serving as a carrier for the car’s electronics and the E-Motor aiding the performance of the gearbox too.
David King, AML’s Special Vehicle Operations VP, said:
Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the ultimate hypercar in the automotive world and these performance figures underline that statement. Red Bull Advanced Technologies, Cosworth, Rimac and Integral Powertrain Ltd. have been fantastic partners in the development of this powertrain, ensuring that we have already created a hybrid system that is emissions-compliant and ready to begin fitting to our first physical prototypes. I am, as I’m sure the rest of the world is, incredibly excited to see and hear the first of these cars on track.
It’s probably fair to say the Aston Martin Valkyrie will be neither slow or boring.