Aston Martin has revealed its biggest and most powerful road-legal engine yet – the Cosworth V12. This mammoth 6.5-liter 12 cylinder, naturally aspirated engine will power their new hypercar, the Aston Martin Valkyrie. This fine piece of tech is engineered by the experts at Cosworth
The engine weighs in at just 206 kilograms. This is impressive considering the number of cylinders, displacement and the tech in it. But the most impressive part of the engine is the power it produces. It generates a massive 1000hp at 10,500 rpm. It also outputs 740Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. The engine can also rev up to a screaming 11,100 rpm. All this makes the engine sound almost sensual.
The technology that has gone into building this motor is also impressive. The pistons are similar to the ones used in Formula 1 cars and also operate at an angle of 65 degrees. It also uses Energy Recovery System (ERS) similar to Formula 1 cars to reuse the kinetic energy from braking. This engine is paired with a single-clutch gearbox.
It does not end here. The production cars will also be equipped with a secondary electric motor. This will bring the total power of the car to an estimated 1,130hp. The electric motor will be powered by lightweight batteries supplied by Rimac.
This hypercar with a lot of inspirations from the world of F1 doesn’t come cheap. The 150 models planned are sold for a whopping $3.2 million apiece. Also, deliveries are expected to begin sometime next year. Read more about the Aston Martin ValKyrie here.
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