Street-legal Aston Martin Valkyrie will deliver 1,130 horsepower

Article by Christian A., on June 26, 2017

The Holy Trinity of hypercars may not be accessible anymore after being discontinued, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any more hypercars in the future. What we know is that two high-end automakers are developing something for us. One of those is McLaren with the three-seater successor of the F1, and the other is Aston Martin with the Valkyrie. But as early as now, both are already sold out. That’s crazy fast!

One car that probably everyone is waiting for is Aston Martin’s new hypercar, the Valkyrie. Why? Because it is almost as powerful as the Koenigsegg’s One:1 hypercar that can produce 1,300 horsepower. But what’s even more impressive it the fact that it is 727 pounds lighter than the Koenigsegg too, weighing at only 1,030 kilograms (2,270 pounds) and having a total of 1,130 horsepower.

The hypercar has been built with a KERS-style electric drivetrain, paired with a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12, enabling it to produce that much power. This means that the Valkyrie will have a power to weight ratio better than one horsepower per kilo. It is also 60 pounds lighter than the Mazda Miata. Sources say that the powerful machine will even have a road-legal status.

Apart from the road legal version, the company is also developing an even more powerful variant, a track-only hypercar. The racing version will be built with advanced aerodynamics that includes a huge rear wing and beefy front splitter. The overall suspension will be lower than the road-legal model, and as promised by Aston Martin, the track version will be as fast as an LMP2 car around Silverstone.

Naturally, Aston Martin will keep the car exclusive by only producing a few units. Having said that, only 150 road-legal Valkyries will be produced. That is even less than the Porsche 918 at 918 units, the LaFerrari at 500 units, and the McLaren at 375 cars only. For the track-only model, only 25 of them will be made. I would tell you to watch out for the release date, but all of them have already been accounted for.

The cars will be delivered to their respective owners in 2019. But if you can’t wait to see the actual model, Aston Martin will release a production-spec known as AM-RB 001 by next year, which will make its debut at the Le Mans in order to complete the first lap of the endurance race.

Furthermore, sources say that the Valkyrie will even have a sibling, which should be revealed to us by 2020. Sounds like we’re in for a long wait, huh?

Source: Road&track.com

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