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Aston Martin Valhalla: 950 hybrids born from a 4.0 V8 Twin-Turbo

After a season lack of news, Aston Martin begins to take flight. The last model, with which he surprised us, was the Valkyrie AMR Pro. True, we are not looking at the product they need to clean up their accounts, but the right one to give their image a luster. This same play is the one carried out by his «countrywoman» Lotus, with the Evija, and it has been very good for him. Of course, there is a great technical difference between one model and another.

The Hethel house model is one hundred percent electric and the Gaydon boys have had to settle for a “conventional” hybrid. However, it is the intermediate step they need to find the key to developing their battery-powered models. What’s more, the Valkyrie will not be only in the range, because the Aston Martin Valhalla debut It will help you to withstand the stakes of your rivals. And be careful, that its technical level, as a hybrid, is also very high …

The Aston Martin Valhalla will finally not ride the block 3.0 V6 Twin-Turbo that they presented in 2020 …

First of all we will look at the Aston Martin Valhalla aesthetic. The similarities between him and the Valkyrie are visible, although one and the other are not a carbon copy. Especially since this one is smaller and its objective is not the same. In it we find references to its roots in elements such as optical, the large front grill or a careful aerodynamics. Nor can we ignore the wheel arches or roof air intake.

And this is perhaps one of the keys to its performance. Under his skin there is no longer the block 3.0 V6 Twin-Turbo that the firm presented a year ago. For reasons that have not been confirmed, they have opted for a new development embodied in the 4.0 V8 Twin-Turbo engine mounted in rear center position. The firm defines it as the most advanced, responsive and highest performing V8 engine ever installed in an Aston Martin.

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They are not lacking in reason, because its 750 hp are added to the 204 extra hp provided by the electrical system. This consists of two motors (one on each axis) that allow it to offer a final performance of 950 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. To govern the 150kW / 400V hybrid powertrain it uses an 8-speed DCT automatic transmission. As a novelty it adds e-reverse system and electronic limited slip differential (E-Diff).

Thanks to these aids and a weight of 1,550 kilos (dry), he wants to break records. One of them is to sign a return to the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6 minutes and 30 seconds Will be able? If true, it would reduce 13 seconds from the current record, which belongs to the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. For now there is no sale date or prices, but it will not take long to know these data. And you, would you buy it …?

Source – Aston Martin

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