Listen to the Aston Martin Valkyrie scream on track

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Words: Nile Bijoux
25 Nov 2019

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.

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