It was no mystery around the fact that Aston Martin Valkyrie would be fast. However, there were few unanswered questions regarding how fast it would really be. Now the manufacturer has opened up about the new supercar and disclosed few interesting fact. Vice-President and Chief Special Operations Officer of Aston Martin David King was one who was giving information about the new hypercar. Aston Martin Valkyrie will be offered in two versions, one is meant for road cars whereas the other would be track only. Only 150 roads would be produced and a smaller number models for track version.
The road car version is quite capable to take on the track but it will carry more weight and will ride higher with additional comfort in the interior. Regarding the performance of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, David King was silent. However, one of the benchmark they are targeting is to have fastest road car ever. The likes of Bugatti Chiron and electric hypercar are already making new records every day and hence, this type of achievement will not be easily attained. David King’ statement about the track version was much more interesting. He said that track version lap time is close to the F1 lap time.
Modern Formula One cars take six minutes or less to complete a lap, and if Aston Martin Valkyrie manages to come close to it then it would be revolutionary. However, Aston Martin isn’t crating any lap record. Current F1 cars uses 1.6 liter turbocharged V6 hybrid powertrain which produces 800 horsepower. Even though there is no conformation regarding the powertrain of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, it is anticipated that it will have 6.5 liter V12 engine with 1130 horsepower of output. Valkyrie will be heavier than the Formula One cars.