Aston Martin Valkyrie
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The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a super sports car with hybrid drive of the British car manufacturer Aston Martin . It is developed and built in collaboration with Red Bull Racing .
The project with the name AM-RB 001 was presented on 5 July 2016. AM stands for Aston Martin and RB for Red Bull (Racing) . 001 stands for the first cooperation between the two companies. The goal is a power to weight ratio of one kilogram per horsepower and still street legal . Mid-February 2017, Aston Martin introduced the development partners. In addition to Red Bull Racing , these include Bosch , Cosworth , Michelin , Multimatic,Rimac Automobili and Ricardo . Planned are 150 copies for road traffic and up to 25 for track days ; the deliveries are to start from 2019.
On March 6, 2017, the official name was announced. The name Valkyrie comes from Norse mythology and stands in a long tradition of Aston Martin models with V as the initial letter, such as the Vantage models or the Vulcan . Everything is made of carbon fiber and there is not a single steel component in its entire structure. The car is installed with a MonoCell from the manufacturer Multimatic. Michelin supplies the Valkyrie with the company's high-performance Sport Cup 2 tires, with 265/35-ZR20 at the front and 325/30-ZR21 at the rear.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is designed as a hybrid sports car with mid-engine and is thus in competition with the Porsche 918 , McLaren P1 , Ferrari LaFerrari , or Koenigsegg Regera and Mercedes-AMG One and the McLaren Speedtail (these represent the next generation of Hypercars, the even more extreme supercar). The monocoque built by Multimatic consists of carbon fiber reinforced plastic . The engine used in the Valkyrie is a 6.5 liter V12 from Cosworth. In addition, an ERS which is developed by Rimac. The power is transmitted by a 7-speed sequential gearbox from Ricardo. The system output is 1176 hp and the total weight is about 1030 kg. The maximum speed should be around 400 km / h.
The construction of 150 cars is planned, all at the price of 3.2 million US dollars.
The Valkyrie track version, called Valkyrie AMR Pro and unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show , will be built in 2020 in just 25 units (all already sold), using the same 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine. A more permissive calibration of emission control systems and software reprogramming of the Rimac energy recovery system will allow more power to be obtained than the road version.
The wheels will be 18-inch in both front and rear, so you can fit Michelin slick tires with the same specifications as the WEC aswell as carboceramic brakes inspired by the F1 . As for the interior, the air conditioning system and the infotainment screen will be replaced by racing accessories and windows and polycarbonate windshields will be adopted . This car will be able to produce a lateral acceleration of 3.3 G and decelerations during braking in the order of 3.5 G, while the maximum speed should touch the 400 km / h.
The AMR Pro will have a more aggressive design, with a widened and lowered front splitter, an LMP1 style fin and an oversized rear wing that will work together with a redesigned extractor to ensure superior downforce
Engine: Petrol V12 6.5 liters (746 kW) + electric motor : 119 kW
Engine manufacture: Cosworth
Gearbox: 7-speed sequential gearbox from Ricardo
Tires : 265/35-ZR20 front 325/30-ZR21 rear.
Production: 150 copies
Body: carbon fiber monocoque