Aston Martin began talking about the 2019 Valkyrie over a year ago. First code named the AM-RB 001, it’s now being called the Aston Martin Valkyrie. They first came out with the Vulcan, the new DB11, and now this will be here some time in 2019? This company is working wonders.
When Aston first announced the Valkyrie, they said their goal was to have about 1 horsepower per kilogram (1 kilogram is about 2.2 pounds). It seems that the Aston Martin team may have exceeded that goal and left themselves some comfortable wiggle room.
What’s the Aston Martin Valkyrie Made Of?
Dubbed an “F1 car for the road” by Jalopnik, the Valkyrie is going to be properly insane if the latest reports are correct. We know it’s going to be a hybrid making around 1130 horsepower. Around 1000 of that is going to come from 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12. The remaining 130ish horses are reportedly going [...]
The new Aston Martin DB11 is an absolute beast. In fact, Aston Martin managed to couple extreme luxury with amazing performance in a way that’ll make you think twice before buying any other GT. From the sound, the looks, the engine, and just about every aspect of the car, it’s quite possibly become the ultimate grand tourer.
There’s Something Special Under the Hood
The Aston Martin DB11 has an all new twin-turbocharged V12 under the hood. Now I know you’re asking yourself why they didn’t put a naturally aspirated engine under the hood. We thought that same thing when we took our first look at the car. Amazingly, Aston Martin managed to keep the V12 growl from the engine despite the turbos. We feel that this makes up for getting rid of natural aspiration.
This English V12 makes 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and is fitted with a fantastic 8-speed automatic transmission. The [...]