Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin revealed their new hypercar, the Valkyrie at Geneva Motor Show. The car has been developed under a partnership with Redbull Racing and Cosworth. The hypercar features a hybrid setup with a power pack sourced from Rimac. Even though the Valkyrie is a prototype, Aston Martin says that the production model will be quite similar to the one showcased.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie has been designed in a very aggressive manner. The car is designed to be as aerodynamically efficient as possible. It gets prominent front splitter and side skirts to help the cause. Moreover, it gets a two-part active rear wing that generates a large amount of downforce. The front of the car gets oval-shaped headlights that provide a lot of character to the car’s design while the rear sharp taillights.
The hypercar is powered by a 6.5-litre V12 developed by Cosworth that produces 1000 HP of peak power and 740 Nm of peak torque. This is coincidentally the world’s most powerful non-turbocharged production engine. The battery-electric system from Rimac adds an additional 160 HP and 280 Nm of torque. This brings the total output to a staggering 1160 HP and 900 Nm of torque. It also features a KERS system seen in F1 cars. However, Aston Martin hasn’t revealed the power specifications as of now.
A track-only AMR Pro version of the Valkyrie will deliver Formula One-style performance, however, customers can add racing components to the road version with Aston Martin’s Track Performance Pack. Only 150 units of the Valkyrie will be produced, while the AMR Pro version will be limited to just 25 units. The Valkyrie is expected to priced north of $3.2 million (Rs. 22 crores) when launched.
2019 Geneva Motor Show Supercars
– This year saw a lot of new exotic supercars from various manufacturers
– These rare machines carry enormous price tags
– Bugatti La Voiture Noire being the most expensive of them all