Rise of the Valkyries: Can Aston Marin’s New Engine Play?

We all know that Aston Martin, for a brief period, created some of the fastest track-only cars the world has ever seen. They both start with a “V” for Vendetta. No, actually, they are the Vulcan and the Valkyrie.

And the Valkyrie appears to be getting an upgrade to it’s engine. Don’t worry, it’s still going to be a 12 cylinder monster with a V configuration AND it’ll have a displacement of 6.5L or 6,500 Cubic Centimeters.

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The engine will be capable of revving up to, get this, 11,100 rpm. That’s fast. Very fast. It’s so fast, that the only engines that come  are F1 and sport bike engines as well as GT World Championship racing. Or Indy car.

Still, that’s a lot of revs from a V-12; it’s extremely rare to see a V-12, not to mention a 6.5L behemoth, revving that high. Even Ferrari’s FXX and FXX-K don’t rev that high. The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento doesn’t rev that high. In fact, modern Formula One cars with the 1.6L V-6 don’t rev that high (though, they can, it’s just that they rarely exceed 9,000).

The engine is rated at, get this, 1,000 horsepower. Now, I know there are other engines out there that provide more power but this is getting close to those figures. Oh, and have I mentioned that it’s got an endurance rating of 62,000 miles? That’s a lot, in fact, it’s so reliable, you could circle the Earth two or three times with that amount of endurance.

It’s unheard of to have an engine with that much power, revs and endurance. Which is why it’s limited to just as many as they can pump out of the factory. Just remember though, that if you were to flip the car and make a buck, Aston Martin automatically disqualifies you.They can make a buck from you but you can’t make a buck from them. Bollocks.

Reference: Aston Martin Valkyrie’s 1,000-hp, 11,100-rpm V-12 rated for 62,000 miles