Aston Martin has a V-12 that makes up to 1,160 horsepower, but a new V-6 will be the centerpiece of its new hypercar formula.
Codenamed TM01 (in honor of Tadek Marek, a company engineer in the 1950s and ’60s), the new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 was designed in-house. It will debut in the Valhalla hypercar in 2022 and offer both hybrid and plug-in hybrid configurations to meet future emissions requirements, including the Euro 7 regulations, the brand announced Monday.
The engine features a ‘Hot V’ configuration that allows it to provide good power, support for electrification, and keeps the weight down to less than 200 kg (440 lbs). The engine will also feature a dry sump system and in the Valhalla, be coupled with a hybrid system.
Aston Martin has not yet confirmed specifications for the powertrain. However, official documentation provided to dealerships about the Valhalla last year confirmed the British marque is targeting 1,000 hp. Coupled to the engine will be an 8-speed, F1-inspired dual-clutch transmission. Aston expects the hypercar to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds and a top speed exceeding 220 mph (354 km/h).
Production of the car will be capped to just 500 units globally with prices starting at roughly £875,000 (US$1,016,614).