Taking design cues from the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the marque has created the Valhalla, a hybrid car that offers 950bhp.
The Valhalla is a twin-turbo V8 hybrid with a mid-engine layout. This layout is a first for the marque and has quite a few people excited which is a good thing because it seems Aston Martin are going to continue going this direction.
Aston Martin Executive Chariman, Lawrence Stroll said of the Valhalla,
“Aston Martin’s first series production mid-engined supercar, Valhalla is a truly transformational moment for this ultra-luxury brand. The launch of Valhalla demonstrates Aston Martin’s commitment to building a range of exceptional mid-engined driver-focused cars, a crucial next stage in the expansion of our product line-up.”
Aston Martin have taken what they’ve learnt from their entry into Formula 1 and applied it to the Valhalla. Everything from the chassis, electronics, aerodynamics, and, of course, the hybrid engine. It’s crafted with the absolute cutting-edge in technology and expertise one learns in Formula 1.
The hybrid engine works with eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends V8 power to the rear wheels and electric power to the front wheels through two battery units. What this means is that the car has a tonne of torque thanks to the electrification. It reaches 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 330km/h. it’s also made largely from carbon fibre making the car incredibly light, weighing in at 1550kg. Aston Martin are so confident in the Valhalla’s performance that they aim to achieve a 6-minute 30-second lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife.
You can also run it in EV mode which does mean it takes a hit for top speed, maxing out at 130km/h.
Inside you’ll find all the creature comforts of a road car. A central touchscreen display with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As added little bonuses you can also adjust the pedals and steering column.
Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said of the car,
“When we created the Valhalla concept we were keen to emphasize the design legacy of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and that intent remains unchanged, but the execution has evolved considerably in order to reach production of this all-new car. Though the legacy of Valkyrie is clear, Valhalla is now a more mature, fully resolved piece of design. One which combines the pure aerodynamic function you would expect from a marque competing in Formula One together with the beautiful form, striking proportions and exemplary detailing for which Aston Martin is renowned.”
Some good news about the car is that it doesn’t have a limited run, it aims to be Aston Martin’s flagship model, but it comes at a price, a hefty one at that too, $830,000 USD.