Aston Martin To Introduce Mid-Engine Super Car In 2020

Recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Andy Palmer has revealed an ambitious plan for the automotive company.

Seven new cars within seven years, topped with a new mid-engine supercar in 2020. The first car to arrive was the Aston Martin DB11 which was launched in 2016. 2017 will see the arrival of a redesigned Aston Martin Vantage followed in 2018 by yet another Aston Martin Vanquish and the Aston Martin DBX Sports Utility Vehicle in 2019.

It was speculated that Aston Martin would follow the release of the SUV with a set of Lagonda sedans and ending with a mid-engine supercar. A spokesman for Aston Martin has revealed that the mid-engine supercar will follow the DBX SUV, thereafter the Aston Martin Lagonda sedans. 2020 sees Aston Martin releasing the Valkyrie, the Valkyries target audience is Ferrari and McLaren buyers.

The Valkyrie will have a 6.5Litre naturally-aspirated V12 specifically made to make a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio Aston Martin have also announced the car will make about 1,000 horsepower. A hybrid battery system, which performs as a KERS system, will be installed along with the engine. The power will be delivered by a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission.

The exhausts come out nearby the engine, similar to the ones from F1 race cars. Bosch will supply the Valkyrie’s ECU, traction control system, and ESP. The entire structure of the Valkyrie is made of carbon fibre. The car will be installed with a MonoCell. It is believed the Valkyrie will sport Michelin high-performance Sport Cup 2 tires, with 265/35-ZR20 at the front and 325/30-ZR21 at the rear.

The wheels being manufactured from a lightweight magnesium alloy wheels with race-spec centre-lock wheel nuts to reduce mass. Aston Martin revealed that the new supercar in the works is not, as thought in the press, the limited edition Valkyrie, but an Aston Martin designed to challenge the Ferrari 488, Lamborghini Huracán and new McLaren 720S marketplace.

The new supercar will share features with the Valkyrie and may even be designed by Adrian Newey, the Red Bull Racing’s aerodynamicist, who is currently working on the Valkyrie. Although it is rumoured that the supercar will not come with the Valkyries 6.5 Litre V-12, but rather its own V-8 powerplant.