Integral e-Drive, the electric drives division of Integral Powertrain Ltd, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Aston Martin as e-Drive technology partner for their latest hypercar – Valkyrie.
- Integral Powertrain joins Aston Martin’s world-class roster of technical partners for hypercar
- Ultimate road-going hypercar demands ultimate high-performance e-Drive technology
- Aston Martin Valkyrie to be supplied with Integral e-Drive’s advanced SPM motor design bespoke for this application
- Battery-electric system by Rimac and Integral Powertrain delivers additional 160bhp and 280Nm
Aston Martin has drafted in Cosworth to help develop the hybrid powertrain. The British outfit has been tasked with building the engine, a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12, which will be augmented by a ‘lightweight hybrid battery system’ from Rimac. The electric element is to be configured in a KERS-style boost system akin to those equipped in Formula 1 cars and will be provided by leading e-Drive technology partner Integral Powertrain.
With its high-power, high-downforce, low-weight philosophy the Aston Martin Valkyrie promises to redefine the limits of road car performance. There will be 99 Aston Martin Valkyries produced and a further 24 of those even more extreme track-only editions with deliveries starting in 2019.
Collaboration on this project builds upon the well-established and continually growing reputation of Integral e-Drive to design, validate and manufacture some of the world’s most technically advanced, high performance e-Drives for both Automotive and Motorsport sectors. Focussed on high performance electric motor technology, the proprietary core technology is configured to deliver world class leading e-Drives exactly matched to the performance and package requirements of the project.
A strong reputation has seen Integral Powertrain become a key partner for many global brands and the business has seen rapid growth in the sector over the past few years. The company has increased to over 175 employees and is scaling up the production of its key components and technologies with a £6M investment in new facilities and additional engineers; thus enabling further growth into a full electrification partner for global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.
Luke Barker, Technical Director of Integral Powertrain said
“We at Integral Powertrain have always pushed the boundaries of e-drive technology working with clients to find the best solution to meet their exact requirements. This project with Aston Martin will draw on the extensive motor and EV experience gained over the past 20 years working with major OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in automotive and motorsport sectors. We are extremely pleased to be supporting this prestigious British company with their latest creation”.
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