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Aston Martin launches Formula One-inspired Valhalla hybrid supercar

Aston Martin has revealed its long-awaited mid-engined hybrid supercar, the Valhalla, ahead of the Formula One team's home race at the British Grand Prix.

Aston Martin Valhalla

Last month, Aston Martin showcased its ultimate version of the Valkyrie, featuring input from Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll and the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team, and the Valhalla follows a similar philosophy of car design.

First revealed as a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019, the Valhalla has continued to evolve, and now incorporates Formula One expertise into its chassis, aerodynamics and electronics.

Further Formula One advances can be found in its push-rod front suspension, which features as part of an innovative packaging solution around the carbon fibre tub, helping to keep the car’s weight as low as 1550kg.

Featuring a cutting-edge hybrid powertrain, the Valhalla balances instant electric torque from the 150kW battery hybrid system with the force of a four-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine for a total output of 950bhp, managed by an all-new eight-speed transmission designed specifically for the future hybrid era.

It means the Valhalla could lap the Nürburgring in under six minutes and 30 seconds thanks to a 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds and top speed of 330km/h (217mph).

Its performance is boosted by an array of active aerodynamics, most notably in the front surfaces and rear wing, in addition to facets improving underbody airflow, combining to create 600kg of downforce at 150mph for ultimate stability.

Dynamic development of the Valhalla will be complemented by Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team drivers Sebastian, Lance and Nico Hülkenberg.

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"Aston Martin's first series production mid-engine supercar, Valhalla, is a truly transformational moment for this ultra-luxury brand," said Aston Martin Executive Chairman Lawrence Stroll.

"The launch of Valhalla demonstrates Aston Martin's commitment to building a range of exceptional mid-engine driver-focused cars, a crucial next stage in the expansion of our product line-up.

"It also seemed fitting to unveil this stunning track-based supercar at the home of motorsport and the home of the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team, marking Aston Martin’s return to the British Grand Prix for the first time in over 60 years, a true milestone."

The Valhalla is the latest step in Aston Martin's Project Horizon, which commits the brand to electrifying 90% of its road car line-up by 2030.

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