Monday, December 17, 2018

Aston Martin Valkyrie

The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a limited production hybrid electric sports car collaboratively built by Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and others. The car's makers intend to claim the title of fastest street-legal car in the world.

A 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine tailored by Cosworth has been unveiled. A Rimac-built hybrid battery system, which performs as a KERS system, is also installed.
The engine is expected to produce 1,130 hp @ 10,500 rpm with a redline of 11,000 rpm. At 1,030 kg (2,271 lb) the car surpasses the intended 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. 

Power is delivered by a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission constructed by Ricardo.
Practicality takes a backseat, err there is no backseat. It is said it takes a crowbar and the skills of a contortionist to actually get into the road rocket. Cupholders are missing too, naturally.
If you are smitten and must have one, best be ready to crack open that piggybank. 150 road-going units are planned, at a per unit price of US$3.2 million.