Aston Martin and Ricardo contractual supply agreement
12 June 2017
It has been revealed that Ricardo has been awarded a contract to manufacture the advanced transmission for the ground-breaking Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar is the product of an Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, with the aim of creating a unique road car – a car engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it on a race track.
Ricardo is already working with Aston Martin to design and develop the Valkyrie’s advanced transmission. With the contract announcement, it is confirmed that Ricardo will fulfil series production of the transmission, commencing in 2019. The multi-year programme will produce a maximum of 150 road-going Valkyrie hypercars and an additional 25 track-only versions.
“I am extremely pleased that we are able to announce this important production contract,” commented Ricardo Performance Products managing director Mark Barge. “This award builds upon the well-established but continually growing reputation of Ricardo in the design, development and manufacture of some of the world’s most advanced and high performance driveline systems and technologies.”
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