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Old 14 Jun 2019, 09:50 (Ref:3910048)   #1
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Aston Martin Hypercar Discussion

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Following the announcement of the Automobile Club de líOuestís decision to introduce hypercars to the top category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Aston Martin will field a minimum of two works Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercars, specially-developed for the 2020/21 FIA WEC season, including the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 09:52 (Ref:3910051)   #2
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Some more info here:

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/1...-new-wec-rules

* Adrian Newey and Red Bull Technologies will be involved
* Palmer can't confirm if it is a hybrid or not
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 10:00 (Ref:3910054)   #3
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Some more info here:

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/1...-new-wec-rules

* Adrian Newey and Red Bull Technologies will be involved
* Palmer can't confirm if it is a hybrid or not
Considering the road car is a hybrid, wouldnt it be a marketing own goal not to have SOME FORM of hybrid in the LM car? Even if it is a mild mild mild hybrid

Most fans wouldnt be particularly bothered what level of hybrid it is anyway
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 10:14 (Ref:3910060)   #4
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Regardless of the Hybrid, let's cut to the main point.

A big 6.5 V12 in the top class making a tremendous noise!
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 13:13 (Ref:3910120)   #5
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Look forward to the engine sound for sure. Any chance it will be like the Aston Martin LMP1 from a decade ago?

I wonder if it will be daiglow yellow or green livery too?
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 13:16 (Ref:3910122)   #6
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Considering the road car is a hybrid, wouldnt it be a marketing own goal not to have SOME FORM of hybrid in the LM car? Even if it is a mild mild mild hybrid

Most fans wouldnt be particularly bothered what level of hybrid it is anyway
But putting hybrid into it would seriously jeopardize the yearly AMR budget goal of 1 million dollars (insert Dr Evil face)
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 15:54 (Ref:3910173)   #7
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Some more info here:

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/1...-new-wec-rules

* Adrian Newey and Red Bull Technologies will be involved
* Palmer can't confirm if it is a hybrid or not

They also want to sell customer cars:


https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...ercar-program/
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 17:16 (Ref:3910180)   #8
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They also want to sell customer cars:


https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...ercar-program/


DSC saying they expect factory effort run by Multimatic, and a possible customer programme by R-Motorsport
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 20:18 (Ref:3910212)   #9
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I find it funny that all this talk about death of naturally aspirated engines and generally the looming death of ICE and then... this 6.5L V12.

It is definitely going to feel like a last hurrah for such engines.
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 22:05 (Ref:3910228)   #10
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This car gives me a lot of emosion, it is really beautiful and its V12 will be just fantastic !!!
I love the new rules, and the BOP does not matter to me if it brings us back GT1 / GTP cars and V12 engines.
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Old 15 Jun 2019, 03:01 (Ref:3910266)   #12
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Old 15 Jun 2019, 19:59 (Ref:3911073)   #13
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I donít care what anyone says of the rule set, seeing this car with that engine hammer round Le Mans is going to be fantastic
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Old 16 Jun 2019, 14:17 (Ref:3912190)   #14
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Something to get new blood back into LMP1 should be considered a good thing. I'm not 100% on board with some of the quirks of the rules, but with cars like this, who cares right now?

And just when we thought that V12s were dead. AMR and Cosworth to the rescue.
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A poster brought up a good point in the "what is Aston Martin up to" thread;

He said that the Valkyrie was supposed to be able to beat an F1 around the track, at least that was one of the original claims. I didn't believe that. But then there was talk that the AMR PRO could beat the 919 EVO's time around the Nurburgring.

When you hear these things and then read up that the rules were dumbed down and the cars slowed with weight added (1100kg) at Aston Martin's request or whatever, it makes me question how good the Valkyrie really is or if the claims are just bogus PR. I'll believe them if they take the AMR Pro to the 'Ring and do a 5:20. It just makes me question these things about the car being so awesome that it needed the ACO to increase the weight by over 200kg from the current lmp1s. The engine isn't that heavy!
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