As the Valkyrie charged loudly up the hill climb of Goodwood, we were quietly invited into a private Aston Martin room. There they left us their Others see a hypercar – one we know, but also not. The plans of the Aston Martin Valhalla have been rigorously revised.
In 2019, then-Aston boss Andy Palmer unveiled the new Aston Martin Valhalla. Behind the driver was a brand new V6 engine nicknamed TM01. But recently ex-AMG boss Tobias Moers has been in charge of Aston and he is completely changing the plans. The Valhalla has now become a hypercar worth more than 700,000 euros.
The Aston Martin Valhalla gets more extreme extreme
Aston cuts the development of the brand new V6 engine and still opts for the 4.0-litre V8 from AMG. The engine produces 750 hp and is assisted by two electric motors for a total power of 950 hp and a combined torque of 1,000 Nm. The active aerodynamics push everything with 600 kilos of downforce on the road. And yes: the car is now made of carbon fiber.
The 0-100 time of the new Aston Martin Valhalla is just under 2.5 seconds. The top speed is 330 km/h and a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife must be completed in 6 minutes and 30 seconds. For the observant readers: that would indeed be a new Nürburgring record. The current King of the Ring is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR with a time of 6 minutes and 43 seconds.
The look of the Aston Martin Valhalla
The appearance of the Valhalla has been overhauled at the same time. You can now see from the nose that it is a brother of the Valkyrie. Under the skin, Aston Martin places pushrod suspension at the front and a multilink suspension at the rear. Weighing 1,550 kilos, the Valhalla weighs about 20 kilos less than the Ferrari SF90. There are no pictures of the interior yet.
He’s coming in 2023
The Aston Martin Valhalla is due to appear in two years. In principle, Aston does not have a production limit. The price of 700,000 euros is without Dutch taxes, which makes it perfectly affordable for people who could not get hold of one of the 150 Valkyries. That car cost just under 3 million euros. Or do you go for the Ferrari SF90, which costs two thirds of the price?