Electrified F1 Powertrain for New Aston Martin Hypercar

Aston Martin is drawing on Formula One-style technology with its latest hypercar which will feature the race proven gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.

The UK supercar manufacturer has published the first artist rendering and some technical details of its Project ‘003’ mid-engined sportscar. The car is the third hypercar to be produced following the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro (formerly ‘001’ and ‘002’)

It will be built around a lightweight structure and powered by a turbocharged gasoline-electric hybrid engine. It will feature race-track developed active aerodynamics for maximum downforce and, as with the two previous hypercars,  active suspension systems to handle both road and track conditions.

Despite the race technology, Project ‘003’ is designed to offer high levels of practical concessions to road use, including luggage space. It will be homologated and available in all global markets in both left and right-hand drive systems and production will be limited to 500 coupé models, with the first cars expected to be delivered in late 2021.

Aston Martin Lagonda president and group chief executive, Andy Palmer, said: “It was always the intention for the Aston Martin Valkyrie to be a once-in-a lifetime project, however, it was also vital to us that Valkyrie would create a legacy: a direct descendent that would also set new standards within its own area of the hypercar market, creating a bloodline of highly specialized, limited production machines that can exist in parallel with Aston Martin’s series production models. I’m thrilled to announce that this car is the Project ‘003’, and our next step into a dynamic and exacting arena.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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