New 2023 Aston Martin Valhalla: everything you need to know
Stunning new plug-in hybrid supercar from Aston Martin is revealed to the world. Here's everything you need to know. - By Rory White
A version of this article was first published on YesAuto UK.
> Hybrid Aston Martin Valhalla revealed
> Twin-turbo V8 makes 750hp, total system 950hp
> Eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, e-differential
> Active aero produces up to 600kg of downforce
> Production starts in 2023, priced from around £700k
2023 Aston Martin Valhalla design
Aston Martin says that the Valhalla has been hugely influenced by its learnings racing in F1. That can be seen in the way it looks, although the Valhalla is still very much a road car at heart.
It certainly doesn't have quite the dramatic design of Aston's hypercar the Valkyrie, but you'll still notice a roof scoop, front-hinged dihedral doors and a rear wing. The wrap-around front grille is more akin to Aston's road cars.
The Valhalla's rear diffuser and side skirts are also toned down over the Valkyrie, although they're hardly shy and retiring. Rounded Matrix LED headlights are another feature that are more road-car than racer, while the alloy wheels are 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the back.
2023 Aston Martin Valhalla interior and infotainment
Aston is yet to reveal the Valhalla's interior, but has said it will be more spacious than the Valkyrie's with luxuries like climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a reversing camera to make it easier to live with.
2023 Aston Martin Valhalla practicality and boot space
The Valhalla is a supercar, and as such, practicality will be pretty far down the buyer's list of things to consider.
Aston is yet to reveal what the interior of the Valhalla will be like, but we know it will seat two people and have more space than its Valkyrie hypercar.
2023 Aston Martin Valhalla engine, battery, motors and gearbox
The Aston Martin Valhalla is fitted with a plug-in hybrid system, combining a battery, two motors and a mid-mounted twin-turbo V8 petrol engine from Mercedes-AMG.
That V8 produced a whopping 750hp on its own, but with the help of the battery and motors, the Valhalla produces a combined 950hp.
Via an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, Aston says that's enough to send the Valhalla from a standstill to 60mph in just 2.5 seconds and on to a 217mph top speed. It also wants the Valhalla to go around the Nurburgring in less than 6min 30sec.
Helping it do that will be advanced push-road suspension at the front and multi-link suspension at the rear, an advanced e-differential on the rear axle, up to 600kg of downforce at 150mph and a relatively low kerb weight despite all the hybrid gubbins.
Aston reckons it'll be 1550kg, but that's a dry weight (without fluids), so we'll wait to hear what the final figure might be.
The Valhalla has an electric motor on each axle, and only uses the front one to drive on electricity alone up to speeds of 80mph. Interestingly it only uses its electric motor to reverse in all situations too. You'll be able to raise and lower the Valhalla to make it over speed bumps in town.
The rear electric motor fires up when the engine and motors are working in tandem to produce the maximum amount of power but also distribute it most effectively between the axles depending on the driving situation.
Aston Martin is yet to reveal official battery size, fuel economy and electric range figures - although an electric range of around nine miles is likely.
2023 Aston Martin Valhalla prices and on-sale date
The Aston Martin Valhalla will go into production in 2023 and but there's no word on pricing just yet.
However, we'd expect it to cost around £700,000 before a long and expensive options list when it goes on sale.