Aston Martin dropped a video yesterday of its new in-house-developed twin-turbo V-6—set to power its upcoming Valhalla mid-engine supercar—firing up for the first time. We get to see the engine glow red as it climbs to redline and makes a vicious sound. Aston's also revealed a bit more detail on the motor, giving us even more to look forward to.
The new V-6 is closely related to the 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 currently found in Aston Martin's DB11, DBS Superleggera, and V12 Speedster. It displaces 3.0 liters, and has its turbos mounted in its valley (a "hot V" setup). It'll also have a dry-sump lubrication system as standard, and weigh less than 441 pounds.
The biggest bit of news is the engine's hybridization. From the release:
The full powertrain will be electrified—an aspect that has been key to the engine’s development from day one. In parallel to the tests shown today, Aston Martin is developing a new range of hybrid systems that will ensure that the complete unit will become the most powerful in the Aston Martin range when on sale. The final power and torque figures for each application of this powertrain will be determined by the desired characteristics of each product it serves and confirmed at the time of launch.
That means Aston's new V-6 powertrain will be more powerful than even the 1160-horsepower Cosworth V-12-powered Valkyrie hypercar. Not bad considering the cylinder count and displacement.