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Valkyrie vs. Superfast: Who Wins?

These days in Geneva, carmakers are making waves with their hypercars. Being on display at the current Motor Show, the fascinating monikers are even going to be street-legal. The Prancing Horse unveiled the 812 Superfast while Aston Martin rolled on the AM-RB 001, christened the Valkyrie. Which one do you like best?

 

Let’s start with the latter. The “Valkyrie” name is rooted in Norse mythology meaning some ambitious future plans of the British carmaker to implement. The ultimate hypercar will rock a Cosworth naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 mated to a Rimac hybrid battery pack and a 7-speed Ricardo gearbox delivering the total output up to 1000hp. Aerodynamics promises to be stratospheric; the AM-RB 001 is rumored to have a top speed exceeding 400kmph. Only 150 road-going Valkyrie units will be built, along with 25 track-only cars extra; they have been completely pre-sold. Full specs have yet to be revealed, but the British valkyrie will feature an almost “ideal” 1:1 power-to-weight ratio (like the Koenigsegg One:1). That’s really out of sight!

Well, then, the Prancing Horse gives a buzz with its super-version F12 Berlinetta, dubbed the 812 Superfast resurrecting not a mythological but a historic Ferrari name. The hypercar boasts a brilliantly balanced profile and the highest performance; Ferrari claims it to be the most powerful Maranello road car ever. The alarm-red Rosso Setanta-hued hypercar uses electric power steering and is equipped with a potent 6.5-liter V12 with the total output of 789 hp and 530 pound-feet of torque. It takes just 2.9 seconds to sprint 0-62mph living up to its name.