The vehicles produced in small series for the road, designed to homologate a model in the competition. A principle that will resurface many memories buried in the minds of enthusiasts of automobile racing and lovers of exceptional cars. In the 1980s, the regulations of the Rally “Group B” had imposed such provisions, and given birth, for example, to the thundering Peugeot 205 T16 and other Audi Sport Quattro.
In the 1990s, the category GT1 of the famous race of the 24 hours of le Mans has also led to the creation of racing cars for the road, the image of Porsche 911 GT1, McLaren F1, Mercedes CLK-GTR or Nissan R390. This process has gone by the result, but in 2021, the history is going to repeat itself on the circuit de la Sarthe with the new category Hypercar.
175 copies of the Valkyrie are all sold, at a rate of around nevertheless the three million euros. Aston Martin
The model that Aston Martin will circulate on our roads in order to align a car on the starting grid in 2021, is called Valkyrie. It will be produced in 175 copies, but all of them have already found buyers, at a fee of around nevertheless the three million euros. The british brand wanted to give the combustion engine the most pure and efficient as possible. Result: the turbos, although does well on the sports models present, have here been removed, leaving room for a V12 in the air.
Thanks to the help of Cosworth, the mechanics of the Valkyrie, with a displacement of 6.5 liters, which develops 1000 horsepower and 740 Nm of torque. Is an outstanding performance of 153,8 horsepower-per-liter without the aid of any boost. Even better: the maximum power is reached at 10 500 rev/minute, and the fun continues up to 11 100 rounds/minute! Figures that no car homologated for the road can’t claim. Another feat, the block weighs only 206 kilograms, despite its high capacity. It will no doubt be coupled to a hybridization system, but the characteristics of the latter remain for the moment unknown.
This class hypercar is going to make endurance races more exciting, but also create a new generation of gear, pushing again the limits of performance, while being exciting by their choice of technology varied. The Mercedes-AMG One Project, for example, even dare to embark a mechanical legacy of a single of the premier category, Formula 1.
The maximum power is reached at 10 500 rev/minute, and the fun can be extended for up to 11 100 rounds/minute! Aston Martin