Aston Martin Valhalla Hits The Track For The First Time

Aston Martin is celebrating the Valhalla’s North American debut at The Quail by releasing the first video showing the hypercar in action.

Filmed at Silverstone, the clip shows the Valhalla and Valkyrie being put through the paces by Aston Martin’s high performance test driver Chris Goodwin. While the video is pretty short, the company called this particular Valhalla a “dynamic concept” which “signals the next step on the journey towards delivering the first of these exceptional hypercars.”

The two cars are closely related, but the Valhalla is a tad more practical and comfortable than the Valkyrie. Among the differences are LMP1-style doors that open forward and take a section of the roof with them. Aston Martin says this helps to improve entry and egress as well as make the Valhalla a bit more livable.

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The model also has a more practical interior with a wider center console and numerous storage compartments. The car’s digital instrument cluster is also in a more traditional spot, rather than integrated into the steering wheel like on the Valkyrie.

Aston Martin has been tight-lipped about specifications, but the company has previously confirmed the Valhalla will have a mid-mounted turbocharged V6 engine and a battery-electric hybrid system. It’s believed the car will have all-wheel drive and a combined output of approximately 1,000 hp (746 kW / 1,014 PS). This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed in excess of 220 mph (354 km/h).

Production will be limited to 500 units and Aston Martin says they’re in the process of handpicking the customers who can purchase this “extraordinary machine.” If you’re not already on the list, you’re probably out of luck as the company confirmed the program remains “oversubscribed.”

 

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  • Six_Tymes

    Wow, so sleek looking. I wonder what the coefficient aerodynamic number is on this.

  • SD38439

    Wow that is ugly. The roofline/windshield is so disproportionate when compared to the rest of the car — comically large and awkward making the front wheels look like they are 12″.

    • Matt

      Not every supercar has to have the exact ‘classic’ profile to look good. The new Lotus Evija, Pininfarina Battista etc look good but also somewhat generic because we’ve all seen it before. Over and over, the same ‘classic’ supercar profile. Who says a supercar (meant to be the highest expression of performance and technology) can’t have a large windshield?

      You know the Valhalla was designed heavily in the wind tunnel, as was the Valkyrie. I think it looks unique and somewhat futuristic, and every inch of the design will have been analyzed and tweaked for maximum aerodynamics and downforce. It’s a refreshing point of difference from its contemporaries.

      • Big Black Duck

        its called the Golden Ratio

      • SD38439

        Cars like the Evija and Battista are both painfully boring and generic, like most super/hypercars of today, but they at least look proportional. The Valhalla on the other hand looks like an awkward freshman Art Center project. I’m sure it performs well in the wind tunnel, but considering most, if not all of these will sit in storage units and never be properly used, they might as well have made it beautiful.

  • brn

    Looks like an 80’s design.

    I’m not saying that’s bad. Not saying it’s good either.

  • Bash

    In pure white, this thing looks nude.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    The name is perfect. Send it to Valhalla

  • Elpatore

    i love it.

  • Ermal Morina

    it looks very sleek and beautiful, and also it looks like a frog at the same time

    • SteersUright

      lmao, its the tiny headlights like frog eyes.

  • SteersUright

    The black and red one somehow looks so much meaner. I suppose it just the color scheme. The car is very cool but, somewhat bland to be honest. I’d like to see more exposed carbon and other more visually exciting design elements. Also, definitely not a fan of the headlights, way too tiny. Overall though, an amazing car and hope Aston does very well with it.

    • KenjiK

      It’s not the same car. The black and red one is the Valkyrie. The white one is the Valhalla.

      • SteersUright

        ohhhh…that makes perfect sense. Well then they really need to jazz up the Valhalla. It has a beautiful overall form but the utter lack of detail makes it appear bland. And the tiny headlights really ruin that front end. It looks dim/dumb. Imagine it with some gorgeous, highly detailed and larger lighting up front.

        • KenjiK

          I agree on the headlights. Same goes for the valkyrie.

  • Alexandro Pietro

    In red paint,fivestar wheels,and a yellow F1 Team on the sides would be very TOP!!!?!!!

  • Tabs Luther

    these cars leave me cold. design doesn’t feel substantial. or beautiful.

  • Jo LC

    That car is ugly. It looks like the Michelin man’s turd.

    • Knotmyrealname

      …but he pinched it off with aplomb.

  • David Saunders

    Be interesting to see how much (or little) downforce that generates (Rear spoiler 🤔)

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