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Aston Martin Valhalla Development Inspired by Formula 1®

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.

Aston Martin’s vision is to build a range of exceptional, class-leading driver focused cars, crucial in the expansion of our core product line-up. As such our first series production mid-engine supercar will be transformational for this ultra-luxury performance brand as well as for the mid-engine segment. Valhalla represents Aston Martin’s first joint development integration between our road car engineers and Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® team’s F1® engineering capabilities through Aston Martin Performance Technologies and demonstrates Aston Martin’s breadth of capabilities with the technical support and expertise of Formula 1®.

Marco Mattiacci, Global Chief Brand and Commercial Officer of Aston Martin

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.

It is a great advantage for a car manufacturer to have access to the unique skills and knowledge of a Formula 1® team. F1® engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries in the pursuit of performance and have developed rapid problem-solving tools. With this knowledge ‘in house’ we can seamlessly bring F1® expertise to road car development.

Claudio Santoni, Aston Martin Performance Technologies Engineering Director
Aston Martin Valhalla Front

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 knowledge and experience of the AMF1 team personnel at Aston Martin Performance Technologies combined with the skills and know how of our road car development teams has enabled us to bring direct F1® learnings to sportscar development. Our target for Valhalla is to produce a supercar that will set best-in-class standards for performance, dynamics and driving pleasure. Valhalla will use active technologies to reduce the gap between the “Gentlemen driver” and the professional one on track. Having open access to the knowledge within the AMF1® team has been a huge advantage for us as we develop this incredible car.

Carlo Della Casa, Aston Martin Product Development Director
Aston Martin Valhalla Rear

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.


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