It’s 6.5-liter V12 comes mated to a hybrid powertrain.
We’ve known Aston Martin well for their V12 engines, but now the company is dipping a toe into hybrid powertrains as well. Enter the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and it comes bearing the sort of mind-boggling numbers you’d expect from a hybrid hypercar. This car has been around for a little while, but Aston Martin just released full performance figures for the hybrid powertrain.
Here’s a bit of background: the Aston Martin Valkyrie is based around a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. Back in 2017, Aston Martin announced the engine would deliver around 1,000 horsepower, and they held firm on that claim. In today’s release, the company states the engine alone pushes out 1,000 horsepower at 10,500 rpm, as well as 546 lb-ft (900 N-m) of torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine makes its peak power just before its 11,100 rpm redline. That power is routed through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
On top of that, however, Rimac also supplies the battery-electric system. Now we know how much power that adds to the equation as well. The KERS-style boost system puts in an extra 160 horsepower and 207 lb-ft (280 N-m) of torque. Thanks to the hybrid system, Aston Martin claims the Valkyrie produces a total of 1,160 horsepower and 664 lb-ft (900 N-m) of torque. The engine produces most of the grunt, while the battery hybrid system kicks in on the weaker end of the torque curve for extra boost.
It’s not like the Aston Martin is a particularly heavy car either, weighing in at just over a ton. With that sort of power-to-weight ratio, 0-60 comes up in something of a blur. The track version of the car, dubbed AMR Pro, will hit 60 in a reported 2.5 seconds. Only 25 of those cars will be made, and they’re all sold. The Aston Martin Valkyrie’s road-going production run will total 150 units, each on sale for $3.2 million.