After over a year of rumors, deleted tweets, and teasers, Aston Martin has finally announced official power numbers for its Valkyrie hypercar: 116o BHP at 10,500 RPM, and peak torque of 900 Nm (663 lb.-ft.) at 6000 RPM. This thing is going to be quick. Really quick.
The Valkyrie uses a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 that revs to 11,100 RPM, paired with a single-motor F1-style KERS hybrid system developed by Croatian firm Rimac. We first heard the Valkyrie would produce somewhere around 1130 horsepower after speaking to a person who had an allocation for the car. A year later, Cosworth, the firm behind the powertrain's development, claimed in a tweet (which it later deleted) that the Valkyrie would be making 1130 bhp. In December, Aston announced the engine alone would make 1000 horsepower—but didn't give combined specs. These new numbers, which include the hybrid system, come courtesy of the official Aston Martin account, which used the announcement to show off a new rendering of an orange-painted Valkyrie:
This number is about what we expected from the Valkyrie, but that doesn't make it any less absurd. That's over 130 more than the McLaren Speedtail, and on par with the twin-turbo V-8-powered Koenigsegg Agera RS.
Aston is building just 150 examples of the Valkyrie, all of which have been spoken for. Though it won't be homologated for road use in the US, it's rumored it'll still be available to drive in the States via the Show and Display law (just like the Speedtail).