Braking will be provided by Alcon and Surface Transforms carbon-ceramic calipers and discs, while Bosch will supply the engine control unit, traction control unit and electronic stability control systems. The tires are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 wrapped around 20 and 21 inch wheels. Wipac, a UK LED lighting manufacturer, developed the car’s headlights and taillights.

Adrian Newey, Technical Director of Red Bull Racing, said of the partners: “Just like in Formula 1, designing, engineering and building a car like the Valkyrie is a huge team effort. To achieve great things, you need to surround yourself with the best people.

“Experience, creativity, energy, diligence and perfectionism are essential qualities in all areas of the project. Having good technical partners like those who work with us is both reassuring and motivating. Together we aim to produce an innovative engineering work of art.

Aston Vice President David King said: “Making the Valkyrie presents enormous challenges. It’s a real test for everyone involved, but it is as it should be because we are really raising the bar with this car. This is what makes the project so special and why having the right technical partners is so critical.

“Some of these names we work with are long-time suppliers to Aston Martin, but there are also new names. Whether it’s forging new partnerships or building on existing relationships, this project is a shared engineering adventure that we all relish.

The name Valkyrie comes from Norse mythology and translates to “the breeder of the slain.” Aston chose this name to signify the car’s role as the most powerful product to date.

Creative Director Marek Reichman said: “The Valkyrie is an incredibly special car that demands an equally remarkable name – an uncompromising car that leaves nothing in reserve. The connotations of power and honor, of being chosen by the gods, are so evocative and relevant to a car that only a lucky few will know. ”

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Source: www.autocar.co.uk
This notice was published: 2021-07-08 14:36:31

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