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Last month, we got a brief glimpse and a a lot of neat details on Aston Martin's crazy Valkyrie hypercar. Aston has just released a number of images and details on a nearly-production-spec Valkyrie, and wow. This will be an LMP1 race car for the road. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We reported, based on sources familiar with the Valkyrie's development, that the car would produce 1130 hp from its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 and will weigh around 2,270 lbs. Aston Martin hasn't released any drivetrain specs today, but the company has confirmed a lot of the coolest details of the car.The cockpit has space for two passengers, but they'll be sitting with their feet up, just like in a modern F1 or LMP1 car. The interior looks incredibly tight, but Aston says that it will fit two "98th-percentile" adults. Aston Martin's chief designer, Marek Reichman stands at six-foot four, so this was an important goal. The Valkyrie's seats—which will be 3D-scanned to follow the contour … [Read more...] about How the Hell Is the Aston Martin Valkyrie a Road-Legal Car?
When the Aston Martin Valkyrie was first announced last year, we called it "the McLaren F1 for a new generation." That feels increasingly true as we learn more about this ambitious hypercar. We just got a ton of new info on the Valkyrie from sources deeply familiar with the car. Here's everything we know. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We'll cut right to the chase—according to our information, the Valkyrie's total power output will be around 1130 hp, with nearly 1000 hp coming from a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 and the rest from an electric motor powered by a Formula One-style kinetic energy regeneration system. Red Bull Racing Formula One, and its aero genius Adrian Newey, collaborated with Aston Martin on the development of the car, which helps explain its 2270-lb (1030-kg) curb weight. That means the Valkyrie is roughly 60 pounds lighter than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, with more power than a LaFerrari.When the Valkyrie was first announced, Aston Martin said its goal … [Read more...] about The Aston Martin Valkyrie’s Top Secret Specs
With Aston Martin considering a future as an engine supplier, Cosworth have revealed their would be keen on a partnership with the manufacturer.Aston Martin are taking up the role of Red Bull's title sponsor in 2018 with an eye to becoming an engine supplier in 2021.According to Autosport, the company has already begun talking with potential engine partners with Cosworth saying they would be keen to throw their name into the hat."We would like to work with that partnership," Cosworth powertrains boss Bruce Wood told Autosport."We've done a lot of work with Aston for many years, we're working very closely with Red Bull and the team for the Valkyrie [hypercar], so there's a certain logic to it."Aston have been very clear that they want to be doing something more than just badging someone else's engine."They also don't aspire to designing it all themselves, so there's a natural fit there and certainly that's where some of those discussions are happening."Aston and Red Bull have a very … [Read more...] about Cosworth open to Aston Martin collaboration
Aston Martin could partner with legendary race and engineering firm Cosworth to co-develop an engine for Formula 1.Company CEO Andy Palmer has already voiced his interest in producing a powertrain for Red Bull Racing (pictured below), of which Aston Martin is title sponsor, and now Cosworth powertrains boss Bruce Wood has revealed his intent on getting involved.“We've done a lot of work with Aston for many years, we're working very closely with Red Bull and the team for the Valkyrie [hypercar], so there's a certain logic to it,” he told Autosport. "They [Aston Martin] also don't aspire to designing it all themselves, so there's a natural fit there and certainly that's where some of those discussions are happening.” What would a brand new Ford Sierra RS Cosworth feel like today Aston Martin has refrained from commenting on the prospect of a Cosworth tie-up, but a company spokesman told Autocar that the brand was open to an engineering partnership. It is … [Read more...] about Aston Martin could work with Cosworth to develop Formula 1 engine