Car News 22 Mar 2017

The Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have revealed the name of their new hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new hypercar, previously code named AM-RM 001, takes its name from Norse mythology.

Very little additional information was revealed, although the car will now be delivered in 2019. The Valkyrie will reportedly run on a naturally-aspirated Cosworth 6.5-litre V12 engine, with a presumed power output of around 900bhp. Ricardo will supply the seven-speed gearbox and Multimatic are building the bespoke carbonfibre monocell.

The power to weight ratio is confirmed at 1:1, and the car will use an F1 style energy recovery system, developing kinetic energy when the brakes are applied. Rimac will be supplying the car’s hybrid batteries, and Bosch will provide the high-tech traction control, engine control unit and stability programmes.

Further specification and performance details will be released throughout 2017, closer to when production begins.

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