Aston Martin has opened the doors of its mid-engine Valhalla hybrid supercar, giving us a look at its interior ahead of a global launch in 2023.
The Valhalla‘s interior was revealed during this week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.
Inside, there’s a pared-back cockpit with a square steering wheel featuring integrated scroll wheels and buttons.
As previously detailed, there’s also a central touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus dual-zone climate control and an adjustable steering column and pedals.
The Valhalla also features a suite of advanced driver assistance systems including autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and a rear-view camera.
Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged, flat-plane-crank petrol V8 with 550kW of power, hooked up to electric motors on both axles contributing a further 150kW to the mix.
Total system outputs are a mind-blowing 700kW and 1000Nm of torque, put to the road through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with no reverse gear. Instead, the electric motors take care of going backwards.
Although the petrol engine is hooked up to the rear wheels, the car can operate as a pure front-driver in all-electric mode, or a pure rear-driver with electric and petrol power working in tandem.
Aston Martin claims the 0-100km/h sprint takes 2.5 seconds, and top speed is 350km/h. All-electric range is a claimed 15km.
Despite all the hybrid components and the lithium-ion battery, Aston Martin is targeting a dry weight of 1550kg.
Under the skin, the Valhalla is built around a carbon tub, and features a pushrod-style front suspension that draws on Aston Martin’s connection to Formula 1.
Down back is a multi-link suspension, with variable-rate Multimatic springs and adaptive spool dampers. The ride can be dropped to create more downforce in Track Mode, and there’s a front-axle lift to help going over speed bumps.
The Valhalla rides on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels wrapped in Michelin rubber, behind which hide carbon-ceramic brakes. The brakes are by-wire, and the steering is electrically assisted.
It will be limited to 999 examples globally, with examples to be built in both left- and right-hand drive.
Aston Martin also used the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to reveal the V12 Vantage Roadster.
The new droptop, like its coupe counterpart, is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine producing 515kW and 753Nm.
Just 249 examples will be built, and they’re all spoken for. Deliveries kick off in the fourth quarter of 2022; CarExpert has confirmed it would be available to Australians but Aston Martin hasn’t said if any are headed Down Under.
Aston Martin also showed off the DBR22 speedster, a low-volume, retro-styled special edition created by its Q division.
Power in the DBR22 comes from a twin-turbocharged V12 engine making 526kW and 753Nm, sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.