Watch: The Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valhalla cause some track chaos
Ever since the Aston Martin DBS came out back in 2008, I have been very excited for what is next to come. Over the last few years, Aston Martin have been nailing the products they are producing and finally they have taken it a step further.
As you will know, the British car manufacturer came out with not one, but two mid engined hypercars this year. The Valkyrie and the Valhalla sit side by side in the line up. Okay, maybe not quite side to side but they are together nonetheless. The Valkyrie is a far more track focused version where as the Valhalla is more of a hypercar for the road, or even daily use if you and your bank account are feeling brave.
It is clear that AM are very proud of what they have produced, and so they should be. They released this video showing their test driver Chris Goodwin thrashing both cars around Silverstone. Now, the Valhalla (the road ready version) is limited to just 500 examples and is powered by a turbocharged hybrid V6 engine which produces in the region of 1,000 hp. It will weigh just 1,350kg meaning it is only a little bit heavier than an MX-5. Crazy stuff. We don't yet know the price but if you add this all up it will come to around £800,000.
As for the Valkyrie, it is powered by a monstrous 6.5L V12 which produces over 1,000hp and can rev to a trouser trembling 11,100 rpm. Blimey that would sound good. As this is more exclusive than the Valhalla, Aston Martin will make just 150 examples of this each costing over £2.5 million. We will start seeing the Valhalla towards the end of 2021 whereas orders for the Valkyrie are set to appear by the end of this year.