Aston Martin Valkyrie’s power output accidentally confirmed by Cosworth
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.
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.
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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