Aston Martin Valkyrie power? How does 1,160 hp sound?

The Valkyrie's hybrid system has a battery pack developed by Croatian firm Rimac

The Valkyrie's hybrid system has a battery pack developed by Croatian firm Rimac

Aston Martin has confirmed the full performance figures of its insane Valkyrie hypercar as the first prototypes start taking shape.

It is being co-developed in partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, which is likely applying its Formula 1 experience to the project.

The naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 built by Cosworth produces 1,000 horsepower alone, and makes that power at 10,500 rpm.

The majority of the Valkyrie's power comes from a monster of an internal combustion engine. Rated for 1,000 hp at 10,500 rpm, it redlines at 11,100 rpm. Peak torque is 740Nm at 7,000rpm.

Aston Martin says that the new Valkyrie prototypes being built now will be used for testing purposes, but has not yet given a timeframe for that, or for a public unveiling of the finished vehicle. Aston Martin Valkyrie exemplifies intelligent engineering wherever you look. The latter provides the mounting points for the rear suspension, while also helping improve structural rigidity and eliminating the weight of an additional rear subframe.

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Aston's advertised power figure of 1,160 horses is achieved by coupling the 1,000-horsepower V-12 to a racing-grade, Rimac-influenced Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which gives the already potent auto an electric boost at the push of a button.

The system comprises an electric motor supplied by Integral Powertrain Ltd, which sits between the engine and the gearbox, and a lightweight battery system built by Rimac. The full strength of the hybrid and gas systems will be 1,160 horsepower and 664 lb. -ft. of torque.

While Aston Martin partnered with Cosworth to develop the engine, the electric motor comes from a company called Integral Powertrain Ltd.

On Friday, Aston Martin chose to "reveal the full performance figures" and give the world a taste of what the Valkyrie is all about.

The hybrid system will be charged by F1-style KERS, or Kinetic Energy Recovery System. "I am, as I'm sure the rest of the world is, incredibly excited to see and hear the first of these cars on track".

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