Aston Martin Valhalla hybrid supercar is brought to production reality. The driver-focused mid-engined vehicle will set best-in-class standards for performance, dynamics, and driving pleasure. It is developed with chassis, aerodynamic, and electronics expertise forged in Formula One®.
Aston Martin Valhalla hybrid supercar is fitted with a mid-engined 950bhp gasoline/battery electric powertrain, new carbon fibre structure and aerodynamics developed by the innovative philosophy first seen in the advanced Aston Martin Valkyrie. The all-new PHEV powertrain features three motors.
Supplementing this new V8 engine is a 150kW/400V battery hybrid system that uses a pair of E-Motors; one mounted on the front axle and the other on the rear axle. The electric system contributes a further 204PS for a headline combined power output of 950PS.
An all-new 8-speed DCT transmission, designed and built for Aston Martin, features e-reverse and an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (E-Diff) on the rear axle for maximum traction and handling agility.
With the help of the instantaneous torque from the E-Motors, the hybrid system increases the V8 engine to deliver sensational standing start acceleration. Running in EV-only mode, Valhalla will reach a maximum 80mph / 130km/h and has a zero-emission range of 15km. Predicted CO2 (WLTP) is less than 200g/km. With all 950PS the supercar will achieve a top speed of 217mph / 330km/h and will complete the sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds.
Valhalla is built around a new a carbon fibre tub for maximum rigidity. The car uses Multimatic Variable Spring rate and Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) Damper units to ensure adjustable ride frequency for exceptional performance on road and track. Track mode sees ride height dramatically reduced in order to maximise downforce.
The carbon tub’s inherent rigidity means suspension loadings can be managed with absolute precision and every minute input to the electric power-assisted steering faithfully translated into an immediate and intuitive direction change. High performance Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes (complete with brake-by-wire technology) provide exceptional stopping power. The supercar is fitted with bespoke Michelin tyres (20in front, 21in rear).
Valhalla’s predominantly carbon fiber body combines function and beauty. The car’s body design is characterized by forward-hinged dihedral doors, cut-outs in the roof that ease ingress and egress, a distinctive roof scoop that feeds air directly into the V8 engine’s intakes. Full LED Matrix headlights with adaptive functionality and high-beam help deliver the best forward vision in the dark, and Dual Zone Air Conditioning provides high level of occupant comfort.
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