After the name was officially revealed two years ago, the Aston Martin Valhalla has finally been revealed as a sub-Valkyrie hypercar offering. Keeping true to racecar inspired design, the Valhalla makes use of a carbon tub structure and hybrid-electric powertrain.
With ex-AMG head Tobias Moers at the helm of development, the Aston Martin Valhalla has been created to broaden the model portfolio to reflect the brand’s presence in Formula One. With this in mind, it uses chassis, aerodynamic and electronic technology sourced and developed by the sport.
Mounted to the rear-centre of the chassis is Mercedes-AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, as seen in the GT R Black Series, which delivers 552 kW an 7 200 r/min to the rear wheels. This power is delivered via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with an e-reverse and e-differential. Adding the hybrid aspect is a pair of electric motors; one mounted to the front and the other at the rear. With this, power is pushed up to 699 kW and 1 000 N.m of torque.
What does this translate to in terms of performance? As per the manufacturer’s claimed figures, the Aston Martin Valhalla will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2,5 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km/h. Stopping power is provided by a brake-by-wire system which feeds readings to a set of high performance carbon ceramic matrix discs mated to 20-inch front and 21-inch rear Michelin performance tyres. With these figures in mind, the brand is targeting a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 6 minutes 30 seconds.
For the Eco-minded, the Aston Martin Valhalla can run independently on electricity up to 130 km/h for 15 km.
Being a supposed racecar for the road, the Aston Martin Valhalla is built around a carbon fibre tub for enhanced rigidity. Using this, it boasts a dry weight of 1 550 kg which provides it with a power-to-weight ratio that claims to outgun anything else in its class.
Boasting Formula One technology, the Aston Martin Valhalla offers an impressive downforce figure of 600 kg at 241 km/h. This is achieved thanks to a combination of active aerodynamic surfaces along the front surfaces and rear wing.
Despite being so track-focused, the Aston Martin Valhalla doesn’t skimp out on creature comforts. Included in the package are key features such as full LED Matrix headlamps, dual-zone climate control and advanced driver systems including autonomous brake intervention and adaptive cruise control.