Aston Martin’s Valhalla, the luxury brand’s first series production mid-engine supercar, represents a pinnacle of engineering excellence, enriched by the expertise harnessed from the fast-paced world of Formula 1®. Leveraging insights from the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® team, renowned for its speed, precision, and innovation, Valhalla incorporates cutting-edge technologies derived from the demanding environment of F1® racing.
Incorporating these F1®-inspired advancements, Valhalla boasts a dynamic driving experience unparalleled in the world of ultra-luxury sports cars. The collaboration between the road car engineers and the F1® experts from Aston Martin Performance Technologies has resulted in a vehicle that transcends traditional boundaries. The emphasis on performance, reliability, and speed, hallmarks of Formula 1®, permeate every aspect of Valhalla’s design.
Aston Martin Valhalla’s engineering excellence shines through in its driver-focused design. Drawing from Formula 1® simulation tools, the vehicle’s dynamics have been honed to perfection. Remarkably, 90% of the car’s dynamic characteristics and setup have been meticulously fine-tuned in simulations. This attention to detail ensures that Valhalla delivers an unparalleled driving experience, seamlessly blending power and control.
The aerodynamics of Valhalla reflect the precision of Formula 1® technology. Aston Martin’s aerodynamicists and the F1® experts have collaborated to optimize Valhalla’s body shape, generating substantial downforce and minimizing drag. Unlike F1® cars, Valhalla benefits from fully active aerodynamic systems both at the front and rear, allowing the car to adapt and maximize downforce, grip, and balance in real-time. These advancements provide drivers with unmatched control and confidence, ensuring exceptional performance across diverse driving scenarios.
Furthermore, Valhalla’s structure exemplifies Aston Martin’s commitment to innovation. Crafted using advanced carbon fiber technology, the car’s monocoque maximizes stiffness while minimizing weight. This meticulous engineering approach guarantees superior control and responsiveness, enhancing the driving experience to new heights.
Underpinning Valhalla’s performance is a hybrid powertrain developed with F1® insights, showcasing Aston Martin’s progress toward electrification. The bespoke twin-turbo flat-plane V8 engine, combined with three electric motors, creates a formidable 1,012 PS hybrid all-wheel-drive powertrain. Torque vectoring, a technique employed in Formula 1®, is seamlessly integrated, providing precise control over each wheel’s torque. This technology enhances steering response, grip, and traction, ensuring Valhalla delivers exceptional performance on the road and track.
The Aston Martin Valhalla represents the culmination of the brand’s rich heritage, F1® expertise, and relentless pursuit of perfection. With its revolutionary design, advanced aerodynamics, and hybrid powertrain, Valhalla not only sets new standards in the world of ultra-luxury sports cars but also heralds a new era for Aston Martin as it embraces the future of automotive innovation. Expect the first running prototype to hit the road later this year, and production on the Valhalla to begin in 2024.