Formula 1 pilots tested the new Aston Martin hypercar

Formula 1 pilots tested the new Aston Martin hypercar

February 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon ride on the British Silverstone track on the Aston Martin Valkyrie hybrid hypercar

Aston Martin, the title sponsor of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, brought pilots Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon to the English Silverstone track for Valkyrie hypercar tests. The test video was posted on the Internet.

Aston Martin Valkyrie is equipped with a hybrid power plant based on the Cosworth’s 6.5-liter V12 engine, which can spin up to 11,200 rpm, developing 1,000 hp and 740 Nm of torque. This makes it the most powerful naturally aspirated serial engine. The unit works together with an electric motor with a capacity of 150 hp, powered by a battery pack. The maximum speed of the car exceeds 400 km per hour.

Verstappen noted the incredible downforce, aggressive appearance and the great level of driving pleasure that this car delivers. Albon said that the driving experience is similar to what you get when driving a race car.

Aston Martin Valkyrie is still under development. In total, the British company will release 150 copies of Valkyrie, each of which will cost about $ 3.2 million. In addition, it is planned to produce another 25 units of track modification AMR Pro. At the moment, all cars are already sold out.