Aston Martin Valkyrie

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie

    To paraphrase a line from the hit 1984 film "This is Spinal Tap," the Aston Martin Valkyrie goes to 11. Eleven-thousand rpm, that is. On Friday, the British brand announced its forthcoming hypercar makes a colossal 1,160 horsepower and redlines at 11,100 rpm. For those who haven't been following the Valkyrie's development, the 6.5-liter V-12 was developed with partner Cosworth, who claimed it would make 1,130 horsepower. Its final output is 1,000 hp, which still makes it one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines in the world. A KERS-style hybrid system contributes the other 160 hp...

  • Specifying an Aston Martin Valkyrie supercar
    How Aston Martin Valkyrie buyers personalize their $2.6M hypercars

    Aston Martin won't simply take $2.6 million from buyers of its upcoming Valkyrie supercar and call it a day. Not in the slightest. The personalization process is, to put it bluntly, incredible. Top Gear magazine was able to step into the shoes of a Valkyrie customer and specify its own model as if...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie with AMR Track Performance Pack
    Options for Aston Martin Valkyrie include track pack, exposed carbon

    Aston Martin has previewed some of the tasty options afforded to buyers of its limited-edition Valkyrie hypercar. The Valkyrie is due to start deliveries this year and buyers, all 175 of them, will get the chance to personalize their cars, with the Q by Aston Martin division on Wednesday providing...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie's 6.5-liter V-12
    Aston Martin Valkyrie's 1,000-hp, 11,100-rpm V-12 rated for 62,000 miles

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at the mighty V-12 engine that will power its Valkyrie hypercar due next year. The engine is being developed by Cosworth, a fellow British firm that has supplied a number of race-winning Formula 1 engines over the years, and it is destined to be the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin Valkyrie may offer track pack variant

    It appears Aston Martin wants to build a bridge between the street-legal Valkyrie supercar and the track-only AMR Pro model with an optional track pack model. The Supercar Blog reported Friday that Aston Martin will offer a Valkyrie track pack model and cited unnamed sources. It's unclear if the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Aston Martin hints at two-tone option for Valkyrie hypercar

    Aston Martin has revealed the latest design for its Valkyrie as the Formula 1-inspired hypercar takes shape ahead of next year's launch. The latest shots show the car in a two-tone finish, an option that's seen a resurgence thanks to Bugatti and hopefully will be offered to Valkyrie buyers. The...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form

    Aston Martin has a carbon fiber supplier in TenCate Advanced Composites. The automaker said Wednesday it is forming a partnership with the materials manufacturer in order to source carbon fiber for the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. Aston Martin said it has already worked closely with TenCate to select the best materials and develop custom material forms. The Valkyrie will be built around a carbon fiber structure with mesmerizing aero channels and elements to maximize downforce. For example, the hypercar features air channels in the front wheel wells to improve downforce. The wheel surfaces are...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Aston Martin Valkyrie's 1,000-plus hp V-12 sounds like an old F1 engine

    Aston Martin has keyed us in as to what 1,130 naturally aspirated horsepower sounds like. We're talking about the Valkyrie hypercar and its 6.5-liter V-12 Cosworth engine. On Wednesday, CEO Andy Palmer tweeted a video of the Valkyrie with the car's bespoke V-12 engine providing the soundtrack. And...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 hypercar teased, might race at Le Mans

    Aston Martin's Valkyrie hasn't even started deliveries but the British automaker is already teasing the hypercar that will come after it. Aston Martin on Thursday released a teaser sketch for a new hypercar code-named the 003 and slated to arrive on the market in late 2021. For those counting, the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin's newest hypercar has the most powerful road engine in the world*

    When the Aston Martin Valkyrie makes its official debut—likely later this year—it will have a record-breaking engine mounted behind the passenger compartment. On Tuesday, Cosworth announced the supercar will make a whopping 1,130 horsepower—the most of any naturally aspirated...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
    Aston Martin likely to race Valkyrie successor at Le Mans

    Aston Martin is more likely to race the successor to its Valkyrie and not the Valkyrie itself in the so-called Hypercar class (a name is yet to be selected) that will replace LMP1 as the premier class of the World Endurance Championship, and thus the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. The news was...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Adrian Newey explains why Aston Martin's Valkyrie has a V-12

    It might seem odd that Aston Martin chose to go with the relatively old-school choice of a big V-12 for its Valkyrie hypercar at a time when rivals are downsizing to turbocharged V-8s and even V-6s. Recall, Mercedes-AMG's Project One packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6, albeit one nicked from the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro concept

    Porsche just smashed the Nürburgring Nordschiefe track record with its 919 Evo, setting a ridiculous time of 5:19:55. The lightning-fast run sliced a whopping 51 seconds off the 35-year-old record. Now, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner thinks the upcoming Valkyrie AMR Pro could challenge that record. Speaking to RaceFans at the Austrian Grand Prix, Horner said that while a Formula 1 car couldn't beat the time, the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro could be a "contender." The Porsche 919 Evo is an unrestricted version of the brand's now-retired 919 Hybrid...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin working on “brother of Valkyrie” to compete at LaFerrari, McLaren P1 level

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed to Autocar the development of a third mid-engine model at the British automaker. The first mid-engine model will be the Valkyrie, which starts deliveries next year. Just 175 will be built, 25 of which will be the Valkyrie AMR Pro track special. The second...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
    Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro debuts in Geneva with F1-rivaling performance

    Aston Martin’s Valkyrie is already pushing the limits of car design but there’s a more powerful, more hardcore version, and it’s set to rewrite the rule book on the performance potential of road car-based track specials. The track-only version of Aston Martin’s hypercar is...

  • Kris Singh's Aston Martin Valkyrie painted with moon dust
    Kris Singh's Aston Martin Valkyrie will have actual moon dust in the paint

    Kris Singh is a partner in a private investment firm who has used his success to buy a spate of amazing cars. So when the Aston Martin Valkyrie became available, the avid car collector made sure he was one of the lucky ones to take delivery of the hypercar. He will do just that in the near future...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin could race Valkyrie at Le Mans if regulations change

    Aston Martin envisions a redefined LMP1 class at Le Mans if the FIA changes regulations to allow race-modified versions of hypercars to compete. If that were to happen, it would include the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The marque's CEO, Andy Palmer, told Autocar in a report published on Monday that the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro teaser sketch
    Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro promises F1-like track times

    Aston Martin’s Valkyrie is already pushing the limits of car design but there’s a more powerful, more hardcore version coming, and it’s set to rewrite the rule book on the performance potential of road car-based track specials. The track-only version of Aston Martin’s...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form

    When a customer plans to drop $2.6 million on a single purchase, like they will have to for the Aston Martin Valkyrie, it makes sense for the company in question to ensure the entire process is as personalized as possible. When it comes to Aston Martin's upcoming hypercar, the fitting process is like a tailored suit. Not only must the cut be right, but the cloth should be spot on, too. Aston Martin has allowed each and every one of its 150 selected customers to fit and sit in the hypercar exactly as they should. Aston Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman detailed the fitting process for...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Production Aston Martin Valkyrie will be even wilder than concept

    Jaws all over the world collectively dropped last summer with the reveal of a concept showcasing an early design for Aston Martin’s new Valkyrie hypercar being developed in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. However, opposite to what’s usually the case in the auto...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Aston Martin bars Valkyrie customers from flipping cars

    Aston Martin would like to have you know it will not tolerate any customer attempting to sell his or her build slot for the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. Flipping exclusive supercars has become a prevalent practice as limited-run cars become investment pieces rather than just toys. The Valkyrie is...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Will the Aston Martin Valkyrie better a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio?

    Koenigsegg’s One:1 took the performance car world by storm in 2013 when it debuted with a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1, using the units of horsepower and kilograms. If a new report proves accurate, the Valkyrie being developed by Aston Martin in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula...

  • Video showing Aston Martin Valkyrie interior
    Video emerges showing Aston Martin Valkyrie interior

    A few days ago, we were treated to our first look at a near-production ready Aston Martin Valkyrie. The upcoming hypercar was on display during Aston Martin's Art and Lifestyle event that immediately followed last month’s 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, and now new details from the event...

  • Serena Williams with a near production-ready Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Here’s a glimpse at a near production-ready Aston Martin Valkyrie

    Aston Martin treated visitors to its Art of Living lifestyle event coinciding with last month’s Formula One Monaco Grand Prix with a near production-ready example of its upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. One of those visitors was tennis ace Serena Williams who was happy to pose with the car...

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