Aston Martin's transformational journey takes a huge step forwards with the Valhalla concept car, brought to production reality as an extraordinary, truly driver-focused mid-engined hybrid supercar.
Led by Aston Martin's CEO, Tobias Moers, Valhalla is the latest and most significant product of the brand's Project Horizon strategy to date; a car which will broaden the model portfolio to reflect Aston Martin's presence in Formula One®, set best-in-class standards for performance, dynamics and driving pleasure, and drive the transition from internal combustion to hybrid to full electric powertrains.
Aston Martin's Executive Chairman, Lawrence Stroll said: "Aston Martin's first series production mid-engined supercar, Valhalla is a truly transformational moment for this ultra-luxury brand. The launch of Valhalla demonstrates Aston Martin's commitment to building a range of exceptional mid-engined driver focused cars, a crucial next stage in the expansion of our product line-up. It also seemed fitting to unveil this stunning track biased supercar at the home of motorsport and the home of the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team and marks Aston Martin's return to the British Grand Prix for the first time in over 60 years, a true milestone."
Built with chassis, aerodynamic and electronics expertise forged in Formula One®, and a cutting-edge hybrid powertrain technology at its heart, Valhalla is a formidable technological showcase. Yet far from engineering the driver out of the loop, Valhalla's sole focus is immersing them in a new kind of supercar driving experience, one which brings unprecedented excitement, enjoyment, and driver engagement to the top of the supercar sector.
With pinpoint handling, prodigious levels of downforce and a breath-taking blend of instant battery-electric torque and the intensity of a scintillating V8 engine, Valhalla's fusion of raw emotion and hybrid efficiency reflects a new era, one defined by a shift in attitudes and expectations that demands contemporary supercars are not just sensational to look at and thrilling to drive, but that they truly reflect the technology employed in the highest level of motorsport.
As such Valhalla is at the forefront; an authentic, next generation Aston Martin road racer, designed around the driver, for the driver and built to be enjoyed. Valhalla heralds a new definition of Aston Martin. With a mid-engined 950bhp gasoline/battery electric powertrain, new carbon fibre structure and aerodynamics shaped by the pioneering philosophy first seen in the revolutionary Aston Martin Valkyrie, Valhalla will bring the perfect balance of hypercar performance and advanced powertrain, driving dynamics and uniquely sophisticated design materials to truly redefine the supercar sector.
Dynamic development of the Valhalla will be the task of Aston Martin's award-winning dynamics team and complemented with an enviable pool of talent which also includes Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team drivers Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll and Nico Hulkenburg. They will give their invaluable perspective to the project and bring added authenticity to a car which boasts such a clear connection to Aston Martin's Grand Prix machines. Valhalla is a new generation Aston Martin, it defines a new driver and driving experience - 'the Mastery of Driving', a true ultra-luxury, exclusive, British supercar.