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Aston Martin taps composite maker for Valkyrie supercar

by Drew Johnson

The Aston Martin Valkyrie could enter production next year.

Aston Martin has announced UK-based TenCate Advanced Composites as a technical partner for its Valkyrie supercar program.

Per the terms of the agreement, TenCate will supply Aston Martin with a wide variety of advanced composite materials that will be used for structural and cosmetic components of the Valkyrie. TenCate will also supply material for high-temperature components.

The Aston Martin Valkyrie will be built on a carbon fiber chassis, so TenCate's products will presumably make up the bulk of the supercar's construction. Parts for the Valkyrie will be sourced from TenCate's facility in Langley Mill.

"The extraordinary targets we have set ourselves for the Aston Martin Valkyrie require us to select partners with exceptional technical capabilities and products. In TenCate Advanced Composites we have found a partner with the skillset and the mindset to join us in meeting the challenges of developing and producing what will undoubtedly be the defining hypercar of its generation." said David King Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer at Aston Martin.

Aston Martin is expected to begin production of the Valkyrie in 2019 or 2020. Technical details haven't been confirmed, but the Valkyrie is rumored to use a V12 hybrid system with over 1,100 horsepower.