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Aston Martin DB5, V8 And Valhalla Confirmed For Next Bond Film


There’s been countless speculation about what car will be featured in the next Bond film and rumors have suggested everything from the Aston Martin Rapide E to the recently announced Valhalla.

Aston Martin is now putting those rumors to bed by confirming plans to showcase three different models in Bond 25.

In a tweet, the automaker said the upcoming flick will indeed feature the Valhalla as well as the DB5 and the classic V8. Aston Martin didn’t elaborate, but Daniel Craig has previously driven a DB5 in Skyfall. The Aston Martin V8 has also been featured in The Living Daylights where Bond was played by Timothy Dalton.

The newcomer, of course, is the Valhalla. Announced earlier this week, the model was previously known as the AM-RB 003 and is a mid-engined hypercar that was developed in collaboration with Adrian Newey and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.

Aston Martin hasn’t said much about the car, but it was previewed by a concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It will be Aston Martin’s third mid-engine hypercar after the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro.

Unsurprisingly, the model will corporate some of the features used on the Valkyrie. However, Aston Martin has previously said the Valhalla will make “greater concessions to practicality and road use.”

Also Read: Aston Martin Confirms ‘Valhalla’ Name For AM-RB 003 Hypercar

One of these changes will be the use of LMP1-style doors which open forward “taking a section of roof with them to facilitate easier ingress and egress.” The Valhalla will also have a wider center console, numerous storage compartments and a terrace behind the seats.

Production will be limited to 500 units and they will be powered by “high-efficiency, high-output turbocharged V6 petrol engine and [a] battery-electric hybrid system.”  It’s believed the car will have a combined output of approximately 1,000 hp (746 kW / 1,014 PS).

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