The Aston Martin Valhalla lands in Singapore
Here’s your first look at the Aston Martin Valhalla in Singapore
Singapore - No, this isn’t the Aston Martin Valhalla, the British carmaker’s first series production PHEV mid-engined supercar. It isn’t the car that can lap the Nürburgring in under 6 minutes and 30 seconds. It isn’t the car that features F1-style push rod suspension with numerous influences from Aston Martin’s AMR22 formula one race car.
It is the rolling concept car of the actual Aston Martin Valhalla, just one of two in existence. It’ll be on display in Aston Martin Singapore’s showroom until Monday the 20th of February 2023.
The show car has no drivetrain to speak of, but the actual production Valhalla will be a PHEV hybrid supercar built around a carbon fibre tub that has all the aforementioned performance goodies and then some.
No doubt it’s capable of astonishing speeds with astounding amounts of horsepower.
Beneath the rear canopy of the actual car lurks a Mercedes-AMG sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with a flat plane crank. On its own, the engine sends over 800 horsepower to the rear wheels. The show car pictured here has no exhaust system to speak of, but we’re told that the Valhalla’s V8 revs to 7200rpm and has a lightweight exhaust system with active flaps for added aural pleasure.
But that powerplant doesn’t work on its own to give the Aston Martin Valhalla its 2.5 second 0-100km/h acceleration time. Mounted on each axle is an electric motor, both of which produce an additional 204 horsepower to give the Valhalla a combined system output of 1012 PS. Roughly translated, that’s over a thousand horsepower. In a car that has a dry weight of just 1,550kg. Imagine that.
Running on electricity alone, the Valhalla has a maximum range of up to 15 kilometres and it can manage speeds of up to 130km. But with the engine in play, the Valhalla can manage speeds almost triple that. Up to 350km/h, if you’re wondering. You'd be thankful for the massive carbon ceramic brakes to slow the proceedings.
Only 999 units of the Valhalla will be produced. Of that 999, 5 will be headed for Singapore. Reportedly, 3 of those 5 Singapore-bound Valhallas have already been spoken for.
Our initial estimates put the Valhalla’s cost at roughly 3.8 million. But after this Tuesday’s budget 2023 speech, the price has soared considerably to S$4.8 million on the road. Still, you would be buying into a very VERY exclusive club. It’s not a stretch to say that this is a road-legal, road-going car imbued with F1 technology. Matter of fact, it's a factual statement.
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