Aston Martin has finally confirmed powertrain specifications for its upcoming Valkyrie hypercar, which will produce a combined 1,160 HP (1,176 PS) at 10,500 rpm and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm, even more than what was previously reported.
Its Rimac-sourced battery electric system alone is responsible for an additional 160 HP (162 PS) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft), while the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 delivers a full 1,000 HP (1,013 PS) and 740 Nm (545 lb-ft) of torque – that’s 153.8 HP per liter.
A throwback to F1 engines from the 1990s
The Valkyrie is a result of an extensive technical partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, so it’s no wonder that it’s ultra high-revving engine would be reminiscent of Formula 1 engines from the 1990s.
“Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the ultimate hypercar in the automotive world and these performance figures underline that statement,” said Aston Martin VP and special vehicle operations officer, David King. “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.”
Unlike with traditional road cars, many key components in the Valkyrie are tasked to do more than just one job. For example, both the V12 engine and the gearbox casing act as stressed members of the vehicle structure. The latter provides rear suspension mounting points, while also adding structural rigidity and eliminating the weight of an additional rear subframe. Meanwhile, the battery pack also serves as the carrier for the Valkyrie’s power electronics.
The British luxury sports car maker has also announced that the first Valkyrie prototypes are now being built.