“Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the ultimate hypercar in the automotive world and these performance figures underline that statement.”David King, Aston Martin Vice President and Special Vehicle Operations Officer
Aston Martin has released the performance figures for their new ultimate hypercar, the Valkyrie. It will be powered by hybrid powertrain that includes a Cosworth-built 65° naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine that will deliver 1,000 bhp at 10,500 rpm and 545 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm. This is a world first for a naturally-aspirated, emissions-compliant road car. Maximum rpm for the V12 is 11,100. Included in that hybrid powertrain is a battery-electric system that delivers an additional 160 bhp and 206 lb-ft of torque. The combined power output is 1,160 bhp at 10,500 rpm and peak combined torque of 664 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm.
The Valkyrie’s hybrid system, a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) style boost system similar to those found in Formula One cars, has been developed by two main technical partners; Integral Powertrain, who supplied the electric motor, and Rimac who supplied the lightweight hybrid battery system.
“Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the ultimate hypercar in the automotive world and these performance figures underline that statement,” said David King, Aston Martin Vice President and Special Vehicle Operations Officer. “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”.
Aston Martin plan to build 150 road going Valkyrie’s plus an additional 25 track-only AMR Pro versions. Price for the road going car is expected to be around USD $3.2 million.