Listen to the Aston Martin Valkyrie scream on track
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is currently undergoing testing at closed circuits around the UK and, thanks to an 11,100rpm V12, it sounds incredible.
A short video posted to Twitter by AM CEO Andy Palmer confirmed the Cosworth-developed engine makes a great sound (not that we had any doubts), showing the car being tested hard at the Silverstone circuit.
The engine makes a chunky 756kW while factoring in the KERS hybrid system results in a maximum peak power of 865kW, along with 900Nm of torque.
Just like an F1 car, the engine is a stressed member of the chassis. However, Aston has confirmed it is designed to have a 100,000km lifespan based on routine maintenance.
The Valkyrie will use single-clutch automated manual transmission that also contains the electric motor to harvest energy under braking.
AM is yet to release any performance figures but a 0-100km/h time is rumoured to be around the 2.5s mark while the manufacturer has teased lap times comparable to an F1 car.