Aston Martin Valkyrie set to make 1,000 horsepower, rev to 11,100 rpm

Aston Martin Valkyrie set to make 1,000 horsepower, rev to 11,100 rpm

Aston Martin have revealed more details about the Cosworth power unit which will underpin the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie.

The world is falling out with big cylinder count engines, with V8s and V12s giving way to small three and four pot lumps with forced induction as vehicle makers desperately try to keep their emissions levels from bankrupting them.

We've already seen the majestic looks of the Aston Martin Valkyrie many times over.

The Valkyrie is a ground-breaking design, the result of a close collaboration between Red Bull racing and Aston Martin that leaves nothing in reserve. We know it will be a hybrid, but today we learn the petrol component will consist of a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 developed by Cosworth.

"It's been a fantastic partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull and Cosworth with each party bringing a distinct clarity of vision that has proved essential in delivering an internal combustion engine way beyond anything previously seen in a road vehicle application".

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"Despite the apparently insurmountable challenges it presented, there was never any question that the Aston Martin Valkyrie would make do with anything less". The result is an engine that weighs just 206kg. "One which I doubt will ever be surpassed", he added.

Aston Martin says the goal was to offer an ultra high-revving V12 that's inspired by Formula 1 cars of the 1990s. We find it hard to argue. With these peak outputs delivered by the ICE, the Valkyrie is also set to benefit from a battery hybrid system, details of which will be delivered at a later date.

With 745kW and a peak torque output of 740Nm available at 7,000rpm, it keeps going right up to a maximum of 11,100rpm. It produces 1,000hp and has been developed jointly with Cosworth. Working alongside longtime technical partner Cosworth, the new V12 engine is "the ultimate expression of the internal combustion engine", and that's because its maximum rpm figure reportedly goes up to 11-or 11,000 rpm to be precise. These include the titanium conrods, F1-style pistons and a lightweight steel crankshaft. "It's been a fantastic partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull and Cosworth with each party bringing a distinct clarity of vision that has proved essential in delivering an internal combustion engine way beyond anything previously seen in a road auto application". It's going to be one surreal vehicle.

Just 150 Valkyries will be built, each hand-made in the United Kingdom starting in 2019.

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