The 2024 Aston Martin Valhalla is a mid-engine hypercar that will feature a hybrid powertrain similar to the Ferrari SF90. Exterior features include a modified version of the company’s grille, slippery bodywork, and a carbon fiber engine cover.
The Valhalla’s unique nature will be further enhanced by the addition of carbon fiber to its central tub. A twin-turbo V-8 from Mercedes-AMG and a plug-in-hybrid system together produce 937 horsepower. Aston claims a top speed of 217 mph, and a time of 2.5 seconds zero-to-62 mph. The 2022 Valhalla will also feature an EV mode with a short all-electric range.
What’s new for 2024?
The Valhalla will look very different from the version that was briefly codenamed AM-RB 003 but was teased previously as the 003. Although there is still much to be learned, the final version will feature an AMG-sourced engine as well as a six-digit price tag. The actual model won’t be available to customers until the second quarter of 2023, making it likely that it will become a model in 2024.
Engine, Transmission, & Performance
The Valhalla will be equipped with a powerful plug-in-hybrid engine. The Valhalla’s core will feature a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine with an exclusive flat-plane crank design. It was sourced from Mercedes-AMG. The engine will power the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A front-wheel electric motor will also be powered by the transmission. Another will be integrated into it. The combined output of the Valhalla is estimated to be 937 horsepower.
The electrically assisted gearbox will have an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential and an electric reverse. The car’s frame will be made of carbon fiber to save weight. The car will also have adaptive dampers and two-stage Springs that can be set to ultra-low track modes. Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard. Valhalla’s striking design will likely be complemented with out-of-this-world handling.
Connectivity and Infotainment
We know very little about Valhalla’s infotainment system. It will support Aston’s new user interface. This touchscreen interface will be the first of its kind. We also expect it will offer software like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A powerful audio system and built-in navigation should also be available.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Valhalla will feature a variety of driver assistance features that are not found on more extreme vehicles. It will also have traditional side mirrors. However, the interior of the cabin will include a camera-based rearview monitor. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for more information on Valhalla’s crash test results. The following safety features are key:
- Automated emergency braking is available
- Available adaptive control
- Available blind-spot monitoring
Charging, Gas Mileage, and Battery Life
While the exact gas mileage and battery life of the Aston Martin Valhalla have not yet been released, we do know that it will be a very fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly car. Valhalla’s engine has been designed to be very efficient. The battery pack will reduce emissions and help fuel consumption.
A new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which has been specifically designed and engineered by Aston Martin, is key to this powertrain’s success. It will also be used in the forthcoming mid-engine Vanquish. It has no reverse gear in the Valhalla, but the electric motors can also be used to move it backward. The transmission also has an electronic differential that maximizes traction. To make the most of both the internal combustion and electric engines’ instant-on torque, the trick transmission can simultaneously run multiple gears.
The adaptive suspension will, as you would expect, stiffen the spring and reduce rates. It will also bring the Valhalla closer to the road in Track mode. You can use it to raise the car’s nose at low speeds to negotiate steep driveways. The steering is done by an electric power-assisted system. The wheels are 20 inches wide at the front and 21 inches at the back. They are shod with custom Michelin tires.
Although not as extreme as the Valkyrie though, Valhalla is light. The Valhalla generates a respectable 1322 lbs of downforce at 150 MPH, thanks to active aerodynamic elements at its front and a rear wing that works in conjunction with large underbody venturis.
A roadgoing mid-engine sportscar is like dressing up a tuxedo. Although there is a set format, individuality can be driven by details. Although the British sports car manufacturer has never made mid-engine cars, its strong front graphic instantly makes the Valhalla look like an Aston Martin. The Valkyrie fenders’ design is echoed in the trailing edges of its front fenders. They stand proudly above the dihedral doors that vent air under the car’s front. The greenhouse also has a touch of Valkyrie.
Aston Martin calls the interior of the Valhalla “pared back”, although it is much more spacious than the Valkyrie. The seats are attached to the chassis, and the steering wheel and pedals move instead. Additionally, the footwells have been raised to provide a low seating position for the hips and heels similar to an F1 car. Aston Martin’s new user interface system includes a central touchscreen display and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Dual-zone air conditioning is also available, as well as a range of driver-assistance systems, such as forward collision warning, active control, and blind spot monitoring.
While the Valkyrie has been the most talked about Aston Martin, the Valhalla is much more important. This is Aston’s first series production mid-engine sports car. The hand-built Valkyrie was made in very limited quantities. It also showcases technology relevant to future Aston Martin models such as the PHEV powertrain, and the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Like most of the recent Astons, it’s also very attractive. Importantly, these looks might not be as flattering as they seem. Keep in mind the wickedly fast Nurburgring target lap speed.
2024 Aston Martin Valhalla Price & Release Date
Aston Martin will only build 999 Valhallas and each one will cost approximately $800,000. We are still optimistic that Aston Martin will also make an open-top version. We wouldn’t be able to afford it.