It also has the best power-to-weight ratio for production cars

The highly anticipated Aston Martin Valkyrie is not yet ready to go into production, but the British firm just unveiled a few juicy bits about its drivetrain. The biggest news is the Valkyries official power rating, set at 1,160 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.

Big Hybrid Power

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The V-12 engine cranks out 1,000 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque

Aston Martin confirmed that the Valkyrie features a hybrid drivetrain that combines a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine and an electric motor. The latter forms a KERS-style boost system similar to those fitted in Formula One cars together with the battery. The motor comes from Integral Powertrain Ltd., while the battery was supplied by Rimac, a Croatian automaker known for a series of all-electric supercars.

The V-12 engine cranks out 1,000 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque, an incredible figure for a naturally aspirated mill. That’s 180 horsepower more than the Vulcan, which features a naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter V-12. This makes the Valkyrie the most powerful Aston Martin to date, and I haven’t even included the extra power coming from the electric motor.

This battery powered unit adds 160 horsepower and 207 pound-feet into the mix, taking the total output up to 1,160 horsepower and 664 pound-feet.

How does it compare to the Mercedes-AMG Project One?

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The Project One is also a hybrid, but its drivetrain setup is entirely different. While the Valkyrie features a massive V-12, the Project One has a turbocharged, 1.6-liter V-6 under the hood. This engine is simiar to those in the company’s Formula One cars, so it can rev up to 11,000 rpm. It also features no fewer than four electric motors!

The V-6 cranks out 748 horsepower (no torque data yet), so it's notably less powerful than Aston Martin's V-12.

However, three of the four electric motors crank out 161 horses, while the fourth delivers 121 horsepower. This takes total output to at least 1,039 horsepower, which is a bit less than the Valkyrie, but AMG claims that it can actually deliver 1,231 horses. That’s 71 horses more than the Valkyrie.

Which One is Quicker?

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We don’t know that, simply because both automakers have yet to release performance figures.

All we know so far is that both Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin are aiming for sub-2.5-second 0-to-60 mph sprints and top speeds of well in excess of 210 mph.

Needless to say, both will become some of the quickest production cars ever made!

The Megawatt Supercar

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Aston Martin also conceived the Valkyrie with the goal to exceed the 1:1 power-to-weight ratio achieved by Koenigsegg with the One:1 and later with the Agera RS. Tipping the scales at only 2,270 pounds, the Valkyrie has 1.12 horsepower for every kilogram and this turns it into the most powerful megawatt supercar out there. And chances are the Mercedes-AMG Project One will trail behind because the company’s estimates put its curb weight at between 2,646 to 2,866 pounds, at least 380 pounds more.

2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie drivetrain specifications

Engine 6.5-liter V-12
Horsepower 1,000 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Torque 564 LB-FT @ 7,000 RPM
Electric motor
Electric power 160 HP
Torque 207 LB-FT
Combined output 1,160 HP @ 10,500 RPM
Combined torque 664 LB-FT @ 6,000 RPM
Curb weight 2,270 Lbs
Transmission race-spec
0 to 60 mph 2.5 seconds

Further Reading

The 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie Has a Confirmed Output of 1,160 Horsepower! Exterior High Resolution
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Read up on everything we know about the 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie

2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
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Read our full review on the 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.

2020 Mercedes-AMG Project One High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2020 Mercedes-AMG Project One.

With the first Aston Martin Valkyrie prototypes beginning to take shape, now is the time to reveal the full performance figures delivered by Aston Martin Valkyrie’s hybrid powertrain.

The heart of the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s powertrain is its clean sheet Cosworth-built 65° naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine. Evoking the spine-tingling, ultra-high-revving F1TM engines of the 1990s, but benefitting from two decades of progress in design, material and manufacturing expertise, it sets exceptional new standards for maximum rpm and weight.

With a certified peak power output of 1,000bhp (or 153.8 bhp-per-litre) at 10,500rpm, it can continue on to a maximum 11,100rpm. This is a world first for a naturally-aspirated, emissions-compliant road car. Peak torque is 740Nm at 7,000rpm. These peak outputs are purely delivered by the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine), with a further performance boost delivered by the battery hybrid system.

When describing the powertrain of a traditional road car, or even a conventional hybrid road car, it is easy to separate the main components and describe their individual roles. In the Aston Martin Valkyrie, where the design and engineering of each and every part has been approached with the meticulous ethos of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, out of their Formula One® DNA for maximum efficiency and ultimate performance, many key components do more than one job.

Using the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s powertrain as an example, both the V12 engine and gearbox casing act as stressed members of the vehicle structure. The latter provides rear suspension mounting points, while also helping provide even greater structural rigidity and eliminating the weight of an additional rear subframe.

The battery pack integrates all relevant sub-systems and serves as the carrier for the vehicle’s power electronics, while in addition to its Power Boost and Energy Recovery System functions, the E-Motor aids the mechanical performance of the gearbox. Aston Martin Valkyrie exemplifies intelligent engineering wherever you look.

A KERS-style boost system akin to those fitted to F1TM cars, the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s hybrid system has been developed by two main technical partners; Integral Powertrain Ltd, who supplied the bespoke electric motor, and Rimac for the lightweight hybrid battery system.

As a result, the full hybrid system contributes an additional 160bhp of power and a further 280Nm of available torque with the certified max power output of Aston Martin Valkyrie standing at a stunning 1,160bhp @ 10,500rpm. Equally, with the full hybrid system, peak torque will stand at 900Nm @ 6,000rpm.

Vice President & Special Vehicle Operations Officer, David King said, “Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the ultimate hypercar in the automotive world and these performance figures underline that statement. Red Bull Advanced Technologies, Cosworth, Rimac and Integral Powertrain Ltd. have been fantastic partners in the development of this powertrain, ensuring that we have already created a hybrid system that is emissions-compliant and ready to begin fitting to our first physical prototypes. I am, as I’m sure the rest of the world is, incredibly excited to see and hear the first of these cars on track”.

Development of the Aston Martin Valkyrie continues under the guidance of Aston Martin Lagonda, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing.

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