Aston Martin Valkyrie, 1160 hp
Aston Martin has released some technical data on the engine of the Valkyrie hybrid hypercar.
The Aston Martin has unveiled the technical data sheet of the engine equipped by Aston Martin Valkyrie, the hybrid hypercar designed in collaboration with Red Bull Racing and its brilliant designer Adrian Newey. The naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine, compliant with current emissions regulations, was designed by Cosworth and evokes the glorious engines of the 1990s Formula 1 single-seaters; it develops 1,000 HP at 10,500 rpm (even if the hand can rise up to 11,100 rpm) and 740 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The data refer only to the internal combustion engine and not to the hybrid engine. Aston Martin Valkyrie’s electric motor, developed by Rimac, provides a further increase in power of 160 hp and 280 Nm of torque, for a total of 1,160 hp and 900 Nm of maximum torque at 6000 rpm.
For the creation of Aston Martin Valkyrie ultralight composite materials were used, in fact the frame is a monocoque carbon, and thanks to advanced production processes the V12 engine boasts a weight of only 206 kg. The Astys Martin Valkyrie base and gearbox are structural elements of the car and contribute to increasing its rigidity and reducing its overall weight, thanks to the absence of additional auxiliary frames. Aston Martin Valkyrie’s battery pack provides power to all car systems, even secondary ones; the electric motor is positioned between the engine and the robotized gearbox with single clutch and performs the function of supplying power in the phases of greater demand and of recovering the braking energy to charge the batteries. Aston Martin Valkyrie will be produced in 150 units (all already sold) and 25 units for track use; deliveries are scheduled for 2020, even if the British house has not provided further details. The price is astronomical: between 2.5 and 3 million euros.