What better way to capitalize on your return to the premier class of motorsport, Formula 1 than by creating one of the most extreme (and beautiful) hypercars of all time?
Aston Martin presents the definitive version of the Valhalla, a 950bhp hybrid masterpiece featuring technology derived from F1 cars and ready to smash previous records on the Nürburgring circuit. We can not wait to see it !
Sculpted by the wind
Sinuous shapes shaped by long sessions in the wind tunnel: the Aston Martin Valhalla has a fluid and particularly successful design, but which is also the result of long work by British engineers. Each appendage is indeed functional to create “the perfect weapon” for the track. The Valhalla thus manages to generate 600 kg of downforce at 240 km / h, to be literally glued to the tarmac.
As the aerodynamics, electronics and chassis are derived from Formula 1 technology. The whole structure is made of carbon fiber, which has reduced the weight to just 1550 kg.
The tie-rod suspension and the Multimatic Adaptive Spring system give the assembly great flexibility. The Multimatic Adaptive Spring system continuously adjusts the spring rate, and in Track mode the car becomes lower and stiffer to improve stability and air penetration. However, to get out of your parking lot or negotiate a speed bump, the “nose” lifting command will be very useful to you!
The braking system uses carboceramic discs with “brake-by-wire” technology mounted on 20 ‘front and 21’ rear wheels with Michelin tires.
A competition cockpit
The cockpit is larger than that of the other hypercar, the Valkyrie, but it retains a race car aerodynamic look. In the center of the dashboard is the Aston Martin HMI infotainment system that incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, as well as dual-zone climate controls.
In terms of safety, the Valhalla has an automatic emergency braking system, collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a rear view camera with system. of 360 ° vision.
An engine that breaks records
The rear-center powertrain is made up of a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo petrol V8 that develops 750 hp – the most powerful eight-cylinder Aston Martin has ever produced – and a 204 hp electric motor, for a total of 950 hp and 1000 Nm of torque.
It is mated to a new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission designed specifically for this model. The gearbox uses “electric reverse”, that is, it uses the reverse thrust of electric motors without installing a heavy mechanical gear.
In all-electric driving mode, power is transmitted only to the front wheels, while in other configurations, the control unit distributes power between the two axles according to the driving conditions. In electric mode, the car reaches 130 km / h and can travel up to 15 km without any emissions.
On the other hand, the use of two engines makes it possible to exploit the full potential of the car. Aston Martin talks about a top speed of 330 km / h and a 0-100 km / h sprint in just 2.5 seconds. Aston Martin’s goal is to stop the clock in 6 minutes 30 seconds on the Nürburgring circuit and set a new record. The current record is held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS in 6: 38.840.
Development of the new Aston Martin will be completed in the coming weeks, with the participation of Formula 1 team drivers Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll and Nico Hulkenberg.