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Aston Martin Unveils Revised Valhalla Prototype, Signals Testing Phase

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Aston Martin Valhalla Prototype

Aston Martin recently shared the initial images of a prototype for the highly anticipated Valhalla. These images showcase an updated design for the plug-in hybrid supercar.

Slated for a production start in 2024, the Valhalla will see a limited run of 999 coupes. While Aston Martin has not yet disclosed any intentions for different body types, such as a convertible, this remains a possibility, reminiscent of the approach taken with the Valkyrie hypercar.

Overview of the Aston Martin Vanquish

First revealed as a concept at the 2019 Geneva auto show under the name AM-RB 003, the Valhalla is marketed as a more accessible and practical successor to the Valkyrie.

The newly released prototype images show significant evolution in the design compared to the original concept. This design also diverges from the modified version presented by Aston Martin in 2021.

Prototype of the Aston Martin Valhalla

Notable changes in the design include updated headlight internals, echoing the style seen in the DB12. Additionally, the design of the side air intakes, rear fenders, and the rear section, including the taillights and diffuser, has been revamped.

Many of these alterations likely result from extensive aerodynamic refinement, a process involving Aston Martin’s Formula 1 team. The F1 team, particularly its Aston Martin Performance Technologies division, has also contributed to the development of materials and vehicle dynamics for the Valhalla.

Initially, the Valhalla was intended to debut a new V-6 engine, developed in-house as part of a plug-in hybrid system. However, due to the pandemic, plans for the V-6 were abandoned in favor of a reliable twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 from Mercedes-Benz, already a staple in most Aston Martin models.

Prototype of the Aston Martin Valhalla

Aston Martin has raised its performance goals for the Valhalla. The company now aims to integrate the V-8 with three electric motors, an increase from the previously planned two. This configuration includes two motors on the front axle and another integrated with the transmission at the rear, establishing an all-wheel-drive system.

The Valhalla’s peak output is now projected at 998 hp, a significant rise from the earlier target of 937 hp.

Additionally, Aston Martin had previously unveiled a concept for a mid-engine Vanquish supercar at the 2019 Geneva auto show and announced its intention for production. However, the company has since decided not to proceed with this model.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Aston Martin Valhalla Prototype

When is the Aston Martin Valhalla scheduled for production?

The Aston Martin Valhalla is due to enter production in 2024.

How many units of the Aston Martin Valhalla will be produced?

Aston Martin plans to limit the production of the Valhalla to 999 coupes.

Has Aston Martin announced any additional body styles for the Valhalla?

No additional body styles, such as a roadster, have been announced for the Valhalla, but the possibility remains open.

What are the key design changes in the updated Valhalla prototype?

The updated Valhalla prototype features new internals for the headlights, redesigned side intakes, rear fenders, and a revamped rear end including the taillights and diffuser.

What is the peak output of the Aston Martin Valhalla?

The combined peak output for the Valhalla is projected to be 998 hp.

What engine is being used in the Aston Martin Valhalla?

The Valhalla will use a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 sourced from Mercedes-Benz, combined with three electric motors.

Has Aston Martin cancelled any other models recently?

Yes, Aston Martin has abandoned plans for the mid-engine Vanquish supercar, which was also unveiled at the 2019 Geneva auto show.

More about Aston Martin Valhalla Prototype

  • Aston Martin Official Website
  • Geneva Auto Show Highlights
  • Hybrid Supercar Developments
  • Automotive Design Trends
  • Formula 1 and Car Aerodynamics
  • History of Aston Martin Models
  • Electric Motor Innovations in Cars

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7 comments

Mike_Jr December 21, 2023 - 7:46 pm

wow this new Aston Martin looks sick, can’t wait to see it on the roads, anyone knows the price yet??

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CarLover101 December 21, 2023 - 9:34 pm

Aston always brings the heat with their designs, but why only 999 units? they should make more, these will sell like hotcakes for sure

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GenevaShowFan December 22, 2023 - 1:38 am

saw the concept in 2019 at Geneva, it looked unreal. this prototype seems a bit toned down? or is it just me

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SpeedEnthusiast December 22, 2023 - 9:49 am

I’m not convinced about the switch to the Merc engine, thought Aston was all about that in-house development, kinda disappointed tbh

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VanquishFan88 December 22, 2023 - 12:27 pm

so they’re scrapping the Vanquish project? that’s a bummer, was looking forward to that more than the Valhalla tbh

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EcoDriver December 22, 2023 - 2:03 pm

interesting move with the hybrid, but what’s the electric range? they need to focus on sustainability more, not just speed and power

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F1Addict December 22, 2023 - 4:28 pm

nice to see the F1 team getting involved in the aerodynamics, shows in the design, those lines are sharp!

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