The V12 engine of the Aston Martin Valkyrie LMH at the Cosworth test bench

While Aston Martin has confirmed the entry of two cars in the Hypercar category of the 2025 FIA World Endurance Championship, Cosworth has announced that the V12 engine which will equip the English prototype is on the test bench.

Published on 14/06/2024 à 17:56

Valentin GLO

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The V12 engine of the Aston Martin Valkyrie LMH at the Cosworth test bench

The Cosworth V12 engine on the test bench - Photo: Aston Martin

Aston Martin will be at 24 Hours of Le Mans 2025 with not one, but two cars. The brand from Gaydon (Great Britain) announced this Friday noon following the press conference of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), confirming the presence of a minimum of two cars per manufacturer in the World Championship. ofEndurance of the FIA ​​2025.

The English manufacturer will run both in WEC and IMSA with a racing version of his Valkyrie. This has not yet been driven, Aston Martin is currently carrying out tests with its AMR Pro. The first track outing of the LMH is expected this summer, after the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The main attraction of the Valkyrie LMH will be its Cosworth-built 12-liter naturally aspirated V6,5 engine. The British firm has indicated that the development of this future powertrain, currently known under the code name RAW, is well underway, having already undergone calibration tests on Cosworth's transitional test benches. The AMR-LMH will thus use a modified version of the atmo engine from the road version of its Valkyrie which, in its standard form, turns at 11 rpm and develops more than 000 horsepower. These modifications will aim to integrate the requirements of the Balance of Performance (BoP) of the Hypercar category.

With this naturally aspirated V12, the Aston Martin Valkyrie LMH should delight the ears of spectators at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Valentin GLO

Journalist. Endurance reporter (WEC, IMSA, ELMS, ALMS) and sometimes F1 or IndyCar.

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