Here is the new engine, by numbers:
11,100rpm: maximum engine revs
10,500rpm: peak power
7000rpm: peak torque
1000 brake horsepower (or 1014PS)
740Nm: Max torque (546 b ft)
206kg: weight of engine
153.8 bhp-per-litre: specific output
65 degrees: angle of V12
6.5 litres: engine displacement
6 months: time needed to machine, grind, heat treat and finish one crankshaft out of a solid steel bar so it weighs half as much as the crankshaft in the One-77’s V12
“Despite the apparently insurmountable challenges it presented, there was never any question that the Aston Martin Valkyrie would make do with anything less,” adds Andy Palmer. “From the outset the team at Cosworth were unflinching in their commitment to achieving benchmarks which pushed the boundaries of the possible. The result is a quite extraordinary engine. One which I doubt will ever be surpassed.
Other Valkyrie numbers – weight, cost, performance – are yet to be confirmed. Speculation centres on 1,000kg, £2-3million and enough performance (and downforce) to be as fast as a Le Mans prototype on a circuit – while still being able to take two people on a touring holiday in air-conditioned comfort.
Aston has said in the past that first deliveries of the 150 road cars (and 25 track-only cars) will be made in 2019.