As the automotive world eagerly anticipates the arrival of Aston Martin’s Valhalla, new details have emerged that promise to make this supercar a standout offering. Slated for production in 2024, the Valhalla is positioned just below the Valkyrie hypercar in Aston Martin’s lineup. It will feature a carbon fiber chassis, borrowing elements from its more expensive sibling.
The powertrain is a marvel in itself. A flat plane crank 4.0-liter twin-turbo AMG V8 engine will sit behind the front seats, coupled with a transmission-mounted electric motor and two additional motors on the front axle. This setup enables torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive, and the estimated output for the production version is an impressive 940 horsepower. Aston Martin has leveraged its Formula 1 experience to design the Valhalla’s exterior, incorporating active aerodynamic elements that are not restricted by F1 regulations.
In terms of design, the Valhalla showcases an exaggerated version of Aston Martin’s iconic grille, sleek bodywork, and a carbon-fiber engine cover. The car’s central tub is also made of carbon fiber, and its exotic appeal is heightened by dihedral doors. With a twin-turbo V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG and a plug-in-hybrid system, the car is expected to generate 937 horsepower. Aston Martin estimates a top speed of 217 mph and a 0-62 mph time of just 2.5 seconds, specs that could potentially place it among the fastest cars in the world. An EV mode will also be available, although the all-electric range is expected to be quite limited.
Limited to just 999 units, the Valhalla promises exclusivity. Each car will feature an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, an electrically assisted gearbox with an electric reverse, and an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential. To enhance performance, adaptive dampers and two-stage springs will be adjustable for an ultra-low track mode, and carbon-ceramic brakes will come standard. With a price tag around $800,000, the Valhalla is positioned to join the ranks of the most expensive cars in the world.