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Aston Martin Valhalla Hits The Track For The First Time


Aston Martin is celebrating the Valhalla’s North American debut at The Quail by releasing the first video showing the hypercar in action.

Filmed at Silverstone, the clip shows the Valhalla and Valkyrie being put through the paces by Aston Martin’s high performance test driver Chris Goodwin. While the video is pretty short, the company called this particular Valhalla a “dynamic concept” which “signals the next step on the journey towards delivering the first of these exceptional hypercars.”

The two cars are closely related, but the Valhalla is a tad more practical and comfortable than the Valkyrie. Among the differences are LMP1-style doors that open forward and take a section of the roof with them. Aston Martin says this helps to improve entry and egress as well as make the Valhalla a bit more livable.

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The model also has a more practical interior with a wider center console and numerous storage compartments. The car’s digital instrument cluster is also in a more traditional spot, rather than integrated into the steering wheel like on the Valkyrie.

Aston Martin has been tight-lipped about specifications, but the company has previously confirmed the Valhalla will have a mid-mounted turbocharged V6 engine and a battery-electric hybrid system. It’s believed the car will have all-wheel drive and a combined output of approximately 1,000 hp (746 kW / 1,014 PS). This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed in excess of 220 mph (354 km/h).

Production will be limited to 500 units and Aston Martin says they’re in the process of handpicking the customers who can purchase this “extraordinary machine.” If you’re not already on the list, you’re probably out of luck as the company confirmed the program remains “oversubscribed.”

 

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