Hypercar Aston Martin will try to set the record NurburgringJune 22, 2019
Hybrid hypercar Aston Martin Valkyrie with a 1176-strong installation will try to go the route faster than 6 minutes and 44 seconds
Aston Martin will try to set the record for the North Loop Nürburgring with a new Valkyrie hypercar. This is with reference to the head of the British brand Andy Palmer reports the publication Motoring.
“In fact, we didn’t develop the Valkyrie to set the Nurburgring record, but we’ll try to show the right time,” Palmer said. The head of Aston Martin stressed that the result in Green Hell is necessary for the marketing campaign. “In some markets, for example in China, time at the Nürburgring is an important indicator of the power of a supercar,” – explained Palmer.
Hypercar will have to surpass the result of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which holds the title of the fastest North Loop car: the Italian supercar passed the road in 6 minutes and 44.97 seconds.
The head of Aston Martin also noted that the company will choose its “unique approach” to an attempt to set a record – the automaker will not completely rent the track for several days. At the same time, it remains unclear whether the race will be completed during the general test periods or when the track is open to the general public.
Aston Martin Valkyrie is equipped with a 1176-hp hybrid installation based on a 6.5-liter atmospheric unit V12 from Cosworth, capable of unwinding more than 11 thousand revolutions per minute. The maximum speed of the car exceeds 400 km per hour.
In total, the British company will produce 150 copies of Valkyrie, the cost of each of which will be about 3.2 million dollars. In addition, production of another 25 units of the AMR Pro track modification is planned. At the moment, all cars are already sold out.
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