The Aston Martin Valkyrie is hoping to set a new benchmark for hypercar performance and the British brand has just revealed some pretty spectacular engine specs.
The mid-engine Valkyrie will be powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 built with Cosworth that will spin to a wild maximum of 11,100 rpm and output 1,000 bhp (approx. 1,014 hp) and about 546 pound-feet of torque. Aston says the goal was to create the “ultimate expression of the internal combustion engine.” It’s an interesting move not to go with forced induction (like turbo or supercharging), but Aston says the “uncompromising purity” of a naturally aspirated engine sets the right tone for this hypercar.
Still, the V12 will be bolstered by a battery hybrid system, which will boost performance and fuel economy, but the details for this part of the equation haven’t been released yet.
Aston is boasting that the engine is a fully stressed part of the car, meaning it connects the front wheels to the back, and is proud of the fact the engine weighs just 454 lbs. Keeping the Valkyrie light was the force driving development and many of the engine’s parts except major casings have been machined out of solid material to F1 spec.
More details about the Aston Martin Valkyrie are expected to be teased out as development continues.