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Will the U.S. Get to Enjoy the Aston Martin Valkyrie V12 Engine?

Aston Martin Valkyrie V12 Engine Specs, Horsepower, RPM and More 

The Aston Martin Valkyrie may not be coming to the United States, at least not yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it from afar. After all, it shows how Aston Martin is pushing the boundaries of what is capable when engineering and designing a car, and that is clearly evident when looking at the Valkyrie’s V12 engine, developed by Cosworth, with horsepower and RPM figures that will blow your mind. 

So, first, a little background about the engine. It’s a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12, and like we said, it is being developed by Aston Martin’s technical partner Cosworth. Cosworth has been working in automotive engineering since 1958, and like Aston Martin itself, is based in England. 

How Much Horsepower Will the Valkyrie Have? 

Though many engines these days are turbocharged, Aston Martin set a goal of creating a naturally-aspirated model. That said, the challenges of meeting emissions standards while also delivering the performance desired from this supercar certainly appeared daunting, but Aston Martin didn’t want to sacrifice any amount of performance. 

Somehow, they’ve pulled it all off with an engine that can reach a maximum RPM over 11,100. Peak horsepower is set at 1,000 hp, which is achieved at the 10,500 RPM mark. We don’t have to say it, but we will anyway… These numbers are insane. 

Another huge achievement is the fact that the engineers have managed to keep weight down in the engine as well. It comes in at around 454 pounds (206 kg). Accomplishing this certainly requires painstaking care to ensure that weight is saved wherever possible, as with the example of the crankshaft, which is 50% lighter than that used in the Aston Martin One-77. 

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We’ll let the Cosworth expert in the video go through the rest of the details from here, but it’s certainly clear that the Aston Martin Valkyrie, which such amazing engine specs, will be a car that sets new standards for all coming time. 

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