Aston Martin Valkyrie V12 uses the formula 1 platform ?

Monday, March 27th 2017. | News

Aston Martin is really becoming a cause of production of the hypercar. This is really happening by introducing a car labeled Aston Martin Valkyrie at the Geneva Motor Show which brings the PM-RB 001 and using a formula 1 platform.

Valkyrie is a car that is designed directly by a Red Bull Racing F1 designer Adrian Newey. The name Valkyrie is dedicated to continuing the tradition of the Aston Martin presents the vehicle with the prefix letter ‘ V ‘ such as Vulcan, Vantage and Vanquish. According to Norse mythology, a Valkyrie is the figure of the woman who had the right to choose who can live and who to fall in battle.

Under the hood, the Aston Martin Valkyrie installed 6.5 L naturally-aspirated V12 tailored by Cosworth, the Engine is capable of producing 1,000 hp. In addition it will also cater for bespoke engine. In addition, Aston really pursue a target to make this car has a power to weight ratio of 1:1. In addition, thanks to the design of of Newey, Valkyrie was able to raise a large amount of downforce at high speeds.

This car will also get a mild hybrid system that is also owned by F1 vehicle. Engines will be mated with paddle shift transmission 7 speed built by Ricardo. It is even claimed to be able to Valkyrie accelerates from 0-62 miles with just 2 seconds with a top speed exceeding 198 mph.

Valkyrie is a car designed as closely as possible with Formula 1, other than that, this car will come with 2 versions, a roadster and a track-only. Track-only version will be version that intentionally designed with performance that is exactly the platform LMP1, to prove it, this version will be pitted in the Le Mans Circuits.

The company insists there will be only 150 units for Valkyrie circulating on the streets and 25 of which are versions of the track-only. The price of this car is around 2.5 million pounds and will be starting in 2019.