Aston Martin unveiled the Valhalla concept car, a hybrid supercar with nearly a thousand horsepower. The launch takes place in a special moment, as it falls in the year of the sixtieth anniversary of the Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix and the first ever participation of the London group in the most popular motorsport competition.
Valhalla is a concentrate of energy: built with chassis, experience and aerodynamics born thanks to the experience gained in Formula 1, Valhalla is the latest product of the Project Horizon program, with the aim of setting new standards of driving pleasure and performance, in addition to the transition from internal combustion engines to electric powertrains.
The heart of Valhalla (agent 007’s car) is the new PHEV engine, consisting of 3 engines: the largest is a 4.0-liter V8 Twin turbo positioned in the central-rear area of the car. It is the most responsive and highest performance V8 engine ever installed in an Aston Martin, reaching 7200 rpm up to 760 hp, in rear-wheel drive only.
The exhaust system is lightweight with active flaps, which produce the characteristic sound of Aston Martin. In support of the V8 engine there is also a 150kW / 400V hybrid battery system which uses a pair of electric motors positioned respectively on the front and rear axles. The electric set-up combines another 206 hp for a combined power that reaches 963 hp, while the transmission is of the eight-speed Dual Clutch type.
In electric mode, the Valhalla supercar reaches a top speed of 130 km / h and has a range of 15 km with zero emissions. The expected CO2 is less than 200 g / km. The new model from Aston Martin, in classic mode, reaches a top speed of 330 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds.
In terms of safety, the Full Led headlights, made with adaptive functionality, offer aexcellent forward vision in the dark and Dual Zone air conditioning a high level of comfort for all passengers. Advanced driver assistance systems include automatic emergency braking, front collision warning, active cruise control, blind spot monitoring and rear parking camera (with Surround View option).
Source: Virgilio Motori by motori.virgilio.it.
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