Taking on The Green Hell
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an amazing car. It features a 1,160 horsepower coming from a 6.5-liter V-12 hybrid powertrain that will make the car rocket anywhere. It also has some of the world’s most advanced aerodynamics. Altogether it is a performance monster. Now, Aston Martin wants to prove just how amazing the car is by trying to beat the Nürburgring lap record.
In an interview, Aston’s boss Andy Palmer told the Australian publication Car Sales, that the car would make the attempt. While the attempt will happen, Aston doesn’t plan to rent out the whole racetrack to do it. Palmer said he would rather do the lap attempt during a public day or an industry testing day. That could make things a bit more difficult.
The time to beat is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 6:44.97, according to Car Sales. That’s a tough time. The all-time, any vehicle best time was set by Porsche’s 919 Evo time-attack car, which managed a 5:19.55. The Valkyrie likely won’t beat that time, but it has a good chance chasing down and passing the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ’s time.
In addition to taking on The Green Hell’s fastest lap time, the company plans to take the Valkyrie to other racetracks for top lap time attempts, including Silverstone and the Belgium Spa circuit. It will be interesting to see how the Valkyrie fares.