Aston Martin has finally confirmed outputs for its F1-inspired road car and it's mega!
In a market with no shortage of current or pending hypercars, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is notable for its purity of execution.
Whereas rival hypercars feature forced-induction and hybridization, Aston Martin’s engineers have forsaken the allure of boost – and kept it all atmospheric. The 6.5-litre V12 engine powering Valkyrie is remarkable not only for its enormous size, but also the absence of turbocharging.
Without boost or any back-pressure issues to manage, Aston Martin has been claiming some amazing engine-speed parameters for the Valkyrie’s V12, such as an 11 100 rpm crank speed ceiling – unrivalled by any other production car. But how much power does it produce?
With Cosworth being responsible for the Valkyrie’s internal-combustion V12, Aston has had to wait for official confirmation of power figures. Why? Because the Valkyrie adds an energy harvesting KERS-type system and onboard battery pack to boost power beyond what the V12 engine could achieve in isolation.
The numbers which Aston have confirmed are deeply impressive, with the Valkyrie’s combustion powertrain element delivering 746 kW and 740 Nm of torque. Aston has also noted that 119 kW and 280 Nm of additional battery generated power and torque will augment the V12’s numbers at peak throttle loads.
That battery-pack is not Aston’s own work but has rather been outsourced to Croatian electric vehicle specialist, Rimac. The entire powertrain, in fact, is outsourced – with Aston being responsible for harmonising all the bits into a final hypercar application.
Total system output for the Valkyrie is rounded-off to 865kW, which should make it incomprehensibly quick. What could enable a rather unique driving experience with Valkyrie, as opposed to many other hybridized hypercars, is the appeal of a traditional large-capacity V12 engine, blended with batteries. Very impressive indeed...