The new Aston Martin Valkyrie will rev right up to 11,100rpm

12 December 2018 - 12:48 By Thomas Falkiner
The new Aston Martin Valkyrie sports a Cosworth-developed V12 motor that revs to 11,100rpm
The new Aston Martin Valkyrie sports a Cosworth-developed V12 motor that revs to 11,100rpm
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Aston Martin has revealed that its all-new Valkyrie hypercar packs a powerplant of awe and wonder. Built in partnership with the gurus over at Cosworth, the naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine is crammed with motorsport-derived technology such as titanium conrods and and F1-spec pistons. This means that it tips the scales at a mere 206kg – quite an incredible feat of engineering. Even more so when you consider that if Cosworth's old 3.0-litre V10 F1 engine was scaled-up to 6.5-litres it would weigh 210kg. 

Although the most amazing thing about this motor (which is also a fully stressed element of the car's chassi) is the fact that it can rev all the way up to 11,100rpm – that's exactly 2,100rpm more than the 4.0-litre boxer doing duty in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Maximum power – 745kW – comes in at a dizzy 10,500rpm while torque – 740Nm – peaks at 7,000rpm. The Valkyrie's performance figures will be further boosted by a battery hybrid system, details of which will be divulged later on in the development programme. 

The engine weighs just 206kg thanks to gravity-cheating materials like titanium
The engine weighs just 206kg thanks to gravity-cheating materials like titanium
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