Cosworth has one chatter in which he boasted that he was "famous for breaking records" and, certainly full of emotions, also said that the atmospheric 6.5 V12 engine that will drive in the Aston Martin Valkyrie will be "the most powerful in the world with 1,130 hp", or Alles like 1,146 hp. The English from Road & Track grabbed the chatter and published the news, which Aston Martin certainly informed, and by table to Cosworth, which the chatter. But not for R & T print screen.
After publication of the story, Cosworth still contacted the magazine, in an attempt to appeal to the editor's good understanding, and claimed that the V12 is still being benchmarked, so the final grade is not known. But it did not help. Since the result would be the same, it might be preferable to say the truth, that is, that Cosworth is a supplier of Aston Martin, so it was a big understatement, let alone a lack of professionalism, to audience before the manufacturer, on the strength of the long-awaited Valkyrie.
In addition to the confusion, it is certain that Aston Martin Cosworth has given a super-atmospheric V12 engine and that the 6.5 signed by the British powertrain manufacturer is a work of art. And it is easy to check the potential of the sample, because if up to now the best atmospheric V12 was the 6.5 V12 that Ferrari runs on the 812 Superfast, with 800 hp, then the 1146 hp strong Aston Martin truecade of the Ferrari -mechanics. And there is no abundance that the Italians can beat in their specialty (mechanics), especially with 346 hp, that is to say with an advantage of 43%.
Despite the voluntary nature of Cosworth, the chances are greater that this "blow" is given to Ferrari, not so overwhelming. This is because the 6.5 V12 must reach 1.146 hp using the KERS (type F1) system that Aston Martin asked Rimac to develop. It is more logical to deliver the V12 from 900 to 1,000 hp, while the model then has an electric motor that provides the extra 146 to 246 hp.
With all of this, if we were already waiting for the Valkyrie, which initially promised a weight / power ratio of 1 kg / hp, we are even more tense now. We and Mercedes, because everything indicates that his Project One will become a competitor, he announces about 700 hp of the 1.6 turbo engine from F1, to which another 300 hp of the KERS system has been added.
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