Aston Martin Valkyrie V12 produces 1000bhp
Finally, after a wait of over 2 years, and a swarm of rumours and leaks, Aston Martin has confirmed the Valkyrie’s 6.5 litre normally aspirated V12 engine will produce a nice round 1000bhp.
Equating to a staggering 153.8bhp per litre, the Cosworth developed unit revs to a barely believable 11,100rpm. Small wonder Aston is referring to it as, and I quote, the “ultimate expression of the internal combustion engine.”.
Due to the amount of revs, and the lack of forced induction, torque for the V12 is a mere 545lb-ft. Not that it’ll prevent the Valkyrie from accelerating like an absolute missile - especially when you take into consideration the extra power and torque it’ll have from the electric motor.
At the moment, the 1000bhp and 545lb-ft of torque Aston has quoted are figures for the engine alone and not the hybrid powertrain as a whole. Given the previous alleged leak from Cosworth in the form of a hastily deleted tweet that said the Valkyrie produces 1130bhp, my bet is that the additional 130bhp is gained from the electrical assistance.
Deliveries of the Aston Martin Valkyrie are due to start from the middle of next year, so over the coming months, all of this car’s wondrous secrets will be revealed to us all. And personally, I absolutely cannot wait for that. While we're waiting though, have a listen to what those 11,100rpm sound like. Spoiler alert: a bit like an old F1 car.
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