The sculptural 1,000 hp hybrid hypercar, promised by Aston Martin in 2021, has finally opened its doors to us in its almost final version. The production Vahalla should hit the roads in 2024.
After the 1eras photos and some technical information revealed last year, the Aston Martin Valhalla was unveiled for the first time to the French press last November 16. If it is for the moment only d’un prototypeit is intended to be faithful to the production model, the production of which will begin in early 2024. However, it is already possible to place an order for a deposit on the modest sum of 700 000 € (hors taxes).
One enters on board the Vahalla by deploying upwards scissor-opening doors of the beautiful Englishwoman. The cut-out of the very indented roof allows large templates to slip (almost) without difficulty into this stripped interior evoking the Valkyrie. Sitting very close to the ground, we face an almost square steering wheel and a cockpit that is content with a refined digital instrumentation. However, this prototype has a cabin that should still evolve, according to Aston Martin. There is also uncertainty regarding the technical architecture of this hybrid hypercar.
0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds
The thermal block will certainly be in the rear central position, expelling its hot breath through the high-pitched exhaust outlets. It’s about 800 horsepower 4.0 biturbo V8, inherited from the technical partnership with Mercedes-AMG. There is doubt about its electrical part, entrusted to one or two motors, delivering 150 kW (204 horsepower) to the front wheels. Its cumulative power should therefore exceed the 1,000 peak horsepower, distributed to the 4-wheel drive of the Valhalla through an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, optimized for Aston Martin. This one does not have a reverse gear since it will be entrusted to a small electric motor. Precisely, thanks to its electrified mechanics, it will be possible to evolve in EV mode for only 15 km and up to 130 km/h. But the interest is not there. It’s good to performance that those extra watts are dedicated.
Moreover, on the technical side, the Valhalla is based on a chassis that gives pride of place to carbon to maintain a total weight at about 1550 kg despite its heavy hybridization. The central cell should not exceed 120 kg. The super sports car has 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels shod with 275/35 and 335/30 tires respectively. The announced performances are attractive with a 0 to 100 km/h planned in 2.5 seconds for a V-max perched at 350 km/h. The Aston Martin Valhalla will only be produced in small series, limited to 999 copies.
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