RE: Aston Martin Valkyrie will get 1176hp - official

RE: Aston Martin Valkyrie will get 1176hp - official

Friday 1st March

Aston Martin Valkyrie will get 1176hp - official

Aston announces its entry into the hypercar market with a McLaren Speedtail-besting output



Right then. We've seen the speculation, heard it running, studied its engine and design, and even specced one of our own, but now it's time to get some cold, hard facts.

With the first prototypes beginning to take shape, Aston Martin has finally seen fit to release full details of the Valyrie's all-new hybrid powertrain - and what a powertrain it is. We'll begin with the best bit: the naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12. It revs to, wait for it, 11,100rpm. Eleven thousand one hundred! You won't need to chase the needle all the way to the red line, though, with its 1,014hp (or 1000bhp in old money) peak power delivered at a paltry 10,500rpm and peak torque of 545lb ft coming three-and-a-half thousand rpm before that.

Meanwhile, a separate battery-electric system developed by Rimac and Integral Powertrain adds an additional 162hp and 205lb ft into the mix. This integrates all of the Valkyrie's electric sub-systems, serving as the carrier for the vehicle's power electronics, as well as torque-filling the gaps in the V12's powerband and aiding the mechanical performance of the gearbox. It's real party piece, however, is a KERS-style power boost for a total claimed output of 1,175hp and 665lb ft of torque. Because hypercar.


Another feature clearly born of Aston Martin's partnership with Adrian Newey and Red Bull Advanced Technologies is the use of the engine and gearbox casing as stressed members of the vehicle structure. The latter provides the mounting points for the rear suspension, while also helping improve structural rigidity and eliminating the weight of an additional rear subframe.

Talking about the Valkyrie’s incredible performance, Aston Martin VP and Special Vehicle Operations Officer, David King, 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”. Incredibly excited might be a bit of an understatement, David.

 



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wab172uk

Original Poster:

1,249 posts

167 months

Friday 1st March
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Best angle is from the top, other than that, it's no looker.

Suppose as they'll never get driven, the rich owner car nail it to the wall. Get to see it at it's best each time.

rob.e

2,831 posts

218 months

Friday 1st March
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I expect that'll be quite nippy

housen

1,538 posts

132 months

Friday 1st March
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ill take the merc f1 thing over this all day long

Onehp

965 posts

223 months

Friday 1st March
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Looks like that numberplate will have the same air resistance like the rest of the car...

paulyv

599 posts

63 months

Friday 1st March
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So fast the end of the story wasn't written down.
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Krikkit

14,778 posts

121 months

Friday 1st March
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rob.e said:
I expect that'll be quite nippy
Performance will be adequate I'd say...

MIP1983

186 posts

145 months

Friday 1st March
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I think it looks stunning all round. I like that you can see f1 style suspension arms through the holes at the front. I'd have this over the merc all day, that v12 at dizzy rpm will sound infinitely better than the f1 v6 derived thing. Arguably what they should be using in actual f1 (at that same level of tune).

yonex

13,584 posts

108 months

Friday 1st March
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I love it.

AmosMoses

3,179 posts

105 months

Friday 1st March
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Wow! If anyone tracks this thing they will need to be in shape laugh

MDL111

3,370 posts

117 months

Friday 1st March
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want that engine so much ….

Blink982

373 posts

44 months

Friday 1st March
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Does it have cup holders?

Streetrod

6,385 posts

146 months

Friday 1st March
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Loving it so far, just dont smack a rear wheel or back it into wall as you will not only destroy the suspension but the gearbox and possibly the engine as well as they are stressed members

Composite Guru

1,750 posts

143 months

Friday 1st March
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MIP1983 said:
I think it looks stunning all round. I like that you can see f1 style suspension arms through the holes at the front. I'd have this over the merc all day, that v12 at dizzy rpm will sound infinitely better than the f1 v6 derived thing. Arguably what they should be using in actual f1 (at that same level of tune).
This is going to be so much better than the Merc effort. It really is a no expense spared project.

Never you mind

1,339 posts

52 months

Friday 1st March
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Really like this and I like the AMG as well. The, no doubt, comparison test between the 2 will be very interesting. Can I drive one please?

st4

1,359 posts

73 months

Friday 1st March
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A superb achievement. Makes me proud to be British.

WCZ

6,426 posts

134 months

Friday 1st March
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the most exciting car being made on the planet by far imo
can't wait to see what its capable of and how it drives

1781cc

232 posts

34 months

Friday 1st March
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I quite like that, can't afford any part of it though

DanielSan

13,876 posts

107 months

Friday 1st March
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This is the new skool Mclaren F1. And I wish I had the cash to have the Mclaren and Valkyrie sat next too each other.

RB Will

5,562 posts

180 months

Friday 1st March
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DanielSan said:
This is the new skool Mclaren F1. And I wish I had the cash to have the Mclaren and Valkyrie sat next too each other.
If I remember rightly Andy Bruce will have both. Got an F1 GTR already and has a Valkyrie incoming.

NFC 85 Vette

2,369 posts

176 months

Friday 1st March
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DanielSan said:
This is the new skool Mclaren F1. And I wish I had the cash to have the Mclaren and Valkyrie sat next too each other.
And in the middle, the Project 003... (also somewhat above normal people disposable income).