The holy hybrid Trinity of hypercars has been retired now, but no worries because other models are in the making – the Mercedes-AMG Project One, the McLaren F1 spiritual successor and of course the Aston Martin Red Bull Valkyrie.
And we have some actual info on the latter, because according to a recent report from a source close to Gaydon’s plans we now know some of the most delicious technical specifications of the amazing road-legal halo machine. Apparently, the Cosworth-developed V12 engine, a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 that is, alone will make close to 1,000 horsepower and will be bundled with an F1-inspired kinetic energy regeneration system (KERS) good for an extra 130 hp. With an estimated 1,130 hp and tipping the scales at just 1,030 kg (2,270 lbs), the Valkyrie is shaping up to have a power to weight ratio better than one hp per every kg.
Aston Martin and Red Bull are also preparing an even more exclusive, lower unit track version of the model, with a different aero pack with a massive rear wing and a large front splitter. Their goal – to have it just as fast as an LMP1 car around Silverstone. Production of the Valkyrie is limited to a mere 150 road-legal examples – much more exclusive than the Porsche 918 Spyder (918 units), LaFerrari (500 units), and the McLaren P1 (375 units).
Via Road & Track