'In the Valkyrie it’s a naturally aspirated V12, and in the 003 it’s a turbocharged V6. There will be hybrid power in there, but very much tuned from a KERS perspective than a normal hybridisation perspective.'

The upcoming Aston Martin Project 003 will have a turbocharged V6 engine developed in-house, according to a report from Europe.

Speaking with Auto Express last week, Andy Palmer, Aston Martin president and CEO, said the 2021 "connector" between the brand's Ferrari 488 competitor and the Valkyrie will run with a V6 and KERS-inspired hybrid system.

"Yes there are similarities, starting with the engine - it’s a V6," Palmer said.

"In the Valkyrie it’s a naturally aspirated V12, and in the 003 it’s a turbocharged V6. There will be hybrid power in there, but very much tuned from a KERS perspective than a normal hybridisation perspective – think of it as race tuned."

"Obviously it’s a new engine, designed by Aston Martin, so we’re demonstrating that in that V12 arena we have mastery, so V12 and V6 is obviously closely related," he explained.

According to Palmer, the car will be something of a LaFerrari/McLaren P1 competitor, developed with help from Adrian Newey and Red Bull Racing. It'll be prepared alongside the upcoming Ferrari 488 competitor, ensuring there's a family resemblance across the board.