- Credit: Aston Martin

      Aston Martin Valkyrie’s power output accidentally confirmed by Cosworth

      It'll be the most powerful naturally aspirated road car every made, with 1130bhp from its 6.5L V12.

      2y ago


      It’s only natural that a car as outrageous as the Aston Martin Valkyrie is the subject of much speculation. So far, the rumours speak of a 0-200mph time of under 10 seconds, and a power output of precisely 1130bhp. Well, it appears today that Cosworth - the people who make the naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 for the Valkyrie - have accidentally confirmed just how many horses will be crammed into their engine.

      Credit: Aston Martin

      Credit: Aston Martin

      In a tweet which was swiftly deleted, Cosworth said: “We’re famous for breaking records and our latest engine, the Aston Martin Valkyrie 6.5-litre V12, will be the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated road engine with 1,130bhp”.

      The only thing the tweet neglects to confirm is whether that power figure includes the hybrid assistance we know will feature on the Valkyrie, or whether it really is the output of the engine alone. The rumours suggested that the engine’s power would sit at 1000bhp, while the hybridity would boost it to 1130bhp. Who knows - maybe the combine figure will be higher than we expect.

      Credit: Aston Martin

      Credit: Aston Martin

      The hybrid motors in the Valkyrie play quite an important role, as they replace 1st and reverse gears in a brand new gearbox concept designed by Red Bull. Hopefully, we won’t have much longer to wait before all the details about the Valkyrie are confirmed by Aston Martin.

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      Comments (44)


          2 years ago
      • 130bhp in reverse gear? That would be worth watching

          2 years ago
      • Just think of the noise it will make, my goodness.

          2 years ago
      • Very hard to believe they pulled off this 'stunt' by accident ;) But all the better for them, now the speculation band wagon can get started again! Can't wait to see this beast make minced meat out of the Project one.

          2 years ago
      • so this or mclaren senna? I mean both focus on aerodynamic even if it means sacrificing looks.

          2 years ago
        • Thought the same thing. At least give it cooler, more threatening headlights and nicer wheels. This ufo loofs like it will break if a fly hits it at 100 mph. Incredible design and tech though. senna is plain ugly, this is weird and nerdy,...

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            2 years ago
        • i would pick this because of the NA v12

            1 year ago


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