Aston Martin Valhalla Gets A Hybrid V8

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When Aston Martin introduced the AM-RB 003 at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019, it announced its plan to create a sub-Valkyrie supercar. In this interval, the name was changed to Valhalla and now the production version is ready. While it remains electrified in the same way as the original, major modifications have been made beneath the skin.

The twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V6 engine revealed as Aston Martin's in-house attempt in March 2020 has been replaced with a rear-mid-mounted twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8. It's touted as a "bespoke V8 engine," and while the terms "Mercedes" or "AMG" aren't included in the press release, this bigger unit is likely to have its origins in Affalterbach.

Aston Martin Valhalla

Gaydon claims that the "most sophisticated, responsive, and best performance V8 engine ever installed to an Aston Martin" revs at up to 7,200 rpm, which is also true of the engine in the Black Series.

The combustion engine works with a pair of electric motors, one on each axle, to send power to the back wheels. The electric punch is rated at 201 horsepower and contributes to the Valhalla's total output of 937 hp and a massive torque of 1,000 Nm. The hybrid powertrain allows Aston Martin's newest supercar to reach 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and reach a peak speed of 350 km/h.

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