Design Although inspired by the Valkyrie in many aspects, influenced by its aerodynamic-enhanced bodywork and carbonfibre structure, the Valhalla has a clearer road focus. For one, the Valhalla has wingmirrors (which were removed on the Valkyrie) but it’s also more sophisticated, clean and elevated in style. Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin, describes the Valhalla as a “more mature, fully resolved piece of design”.

But that isn’t to say it’s said goodbye to all theatrics. The Valhalla has a dramatic swooping roofline and elongated rear, as well as a wraparound version of the brand’s trademark grille which sits below large matrix LED headlights. Valkyrie-inspired elements such as the active front splitter and rear wing also combine to generate 600kg of downforce at 150mph.
TECHNOLOGY In the EV driving mode, the Valhalla directs battery power exclusively to the front axle, whereas in normal driving situations it’s split equally between the front and rear axles. For maximum performance, you can adjust the driving mode to send 100% of the battery power to the rear axle.
Safety Safety is always a top priority for Aston Martin and it’s no different in the Valhalla. After all, with this level of power at your fingertips, you’ve got to have the safety features to match. A bespoke carbonfibre tub provides a lightweight yet strong and rigid structure for the ultimate protection, whilst the wheels (20” at the front, 21” at the rear) are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres for superior traction. The Valhalla is also expected to come equipped with the latest in driver assistance systems.
Performance The Valhalla is powered by a PHEV powertrain made up of a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and 150kW battery hybrid system with two electric motors – one on the front axle and one on the rear. Producing 740bhp and revving to 7200rpm, the engine is the most advanced and responsive V8 engine to be fitted to an Aston Martin. Combine that with the 201bhp developed by the electric motors, and the Valhalla produces a total of 937bhp.

This means you can make the 0-62mph sprint in 2.5 seconds, reach a top speed of 217mph or lap the Nürburgring in a record-breaking 6 minutes 30 seconds. Breath-takingly fast. All this power is distributed by an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox with an electronic limited slip differential and is accompanied by a Formula One-inspired chassis and electronics.