Aston Martin shares exciting updates on the next Hypercar Valhalla

According to Aston Martin, all-electric versions of its existing models will be available by 2026. Before that, the British brand plans to introduce hybrid powertrains as common ground before the transition. Its very first semi-durable supercar – the Valhalla – is finally set to debut in the second half of 2023. Here’s what you can expect!

Starting with its mid-mounted 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, this mill spins up to 7,200 rpm, Aston Martin pairs it with a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission for a rear-wheel-drive setup. The gearbox would make its way to other models in the future.

Keep in mind that this is not an in-house build as the AMG division of Mercedes-Benz is involved in its engineering. Next are the Valhalla’s two electric motors – one on each axle – producing over 1,000 horsepower with the power plant.

Aston Martin claims the Valhalla can handle a 0-62mph sprint in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 217mph. The team aims to achieve a Nürburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 30 seconds. In some ways, the plug-in hybrid system mirrors its rival – Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale.

In pure EV mode, only the front axle electric motor comes to life. It can travel up to eight miles and is capable of 80 mph. Valhalla also relies exclusively on battery-powered units when backing up. This eliminates the need for a dedicated reverse gear, which saves weight.

Aston Martin mounts the powertrain in a carbon fiber engine bay. The composite material helps the Valhalla achieve a target dry weight of 3,417 pounds. The active front and rear splitter with Venturi channels under the body optimizes aerodynamics. Finally, the minimalist cockpit is designed around the driver but offers great creature comforts.

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