Aston Martin has recently gone through a lot of turmoil, from the cancellation of planned models and engines to the restructuring of the Formula One team and the appointment of former AMG boss Tobias Moers as CEO.
It looked like Aston’s next line of mid-engined supercars was in the throes of death. Turns out that’s not the case, as Aston has just unveiled its new production version of the Valhalla supercar.
When the design was unveiled in 2019, Aston Martin said the Valhalla would be built with a new twin-turbo V6 engine that would be developed in-house. Instead, Valhalla will be produced with a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8.
Aston describes the V8 engine as the “most advanced, agile and high-performance” the brand has ever used.
In addition to the combustion engine, there are two electric units (one on the rear axle and one on the front), which provide an additional 204hp. All combined gives more than 100 kgfm of torque.
Valhalla uses an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, this was designed and developed specifically for Aston Martin. Instead of traditional reversing, it uses electric motors to travel backwards, which saves complexity and weight.
According to Aston Martin, Valhalla will reach from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds. The maximum speed will reach close to 330 km/h. It is also possible to ride in all-electric mode, which will only reach 130 km/h.
Valhalla will use a new carbon fiber bucket, the car has an empty weight target of less than 1500Kgs. It will have an F1-style pushrod suspension at the front with a multilink setup at the rear.
As far as Valhalla’s styling is concerned, the front is cleaner, with bigger headlights and a larger finned grille that has a more classic Aston styling. In addition, the hood openings were placed in the base of the windshield.
The side view is much more complex, but even more beautiful, with Valhalla gaining an incredible line out of a new bumper opening. The side skirt looks a little cleaner while the sides are more complicated.
But the biggest changes are at the back, where Valhalla has a fabulous layout.
Aston has yet to release any photos of the interior. The development of the Valhalla is being helped by Aston F1 drivers, Nico Hulkenberg, Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel.
Aston has not yet released when Valhalla will go on sale or how many units will be built.