Red Bull F1 Racing team boss Christian Horner claims that Aston Martin’s forthcoming Valkyrie hypercar can be as fast as any race car in the world and said that it’s capable of beating Porsche’s new lap record at the Nurburging.
In case you haven’t heard, last week Porsche fielded its World Endurance Championship (WEC) winning 919 Hybrid Evo which was de-restricted to deliver over 1,100 hp, powering the race car that weighs merely 849 kg.
It’s going to be a tall order for the Valkyrie, which Horner claims could perform better on the Nurburgring than Red Bull’s Formula 1 car but on paper at least, the hypercar’s specification does seem to stand up against Porsche’s full-fledged race car.
Aston Martin’s new hypercar, which the company claims to weigh just 1,000 kg is backed with an identical 1,100 hp, delivered from a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12. The Valkyrie is said to cost an estimate 2.5 million pounds (approx. RM10 million) where only 150 road cars and 50 track cars will be built and is said to debut by 2020.