Hypercars don’t come much more hyper than Aston Martin’s Valkyrie. It was conceived in collaboration with a genius F1 race car designer, has a bespoke naturally aspirated V-12 that makes 1000 horsepower at a screaming 10,500 rpm with a Rimac-engineered electric motor adding another 160 horses, and is priced at a stratospheric $3 million or so. It also serves as the basis for an even wilder AMR Pro version. Next to the Valkyrie, the 2024 Aston Martin Valhalla seems a bit more…er…mainstream. As if you could ever call a car aimed at Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale mainstream.
The Valhalla’s all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain boasts 937 horsepower, powers the car to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds, delivers a top speed of 217 mph, and offers as much as nine miles of pure electric mobility at speeds up to 80 mph, all numbers and capabilities that are close to those of Ferrari’s high-tech flagship mid-engine sports car. The Valhalla will be more expensive than the SF90 when it arrives in the U.S. in the second half of 2023, though, with Aston sources suggesting a price of between $800,000 and $900,000.
Hubris? More like confidence in a car that Aston Martin insiders are calling “son of Valkyrie.” They’re also calling it a car that will lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than 6 minutes, 30 seconds—15 seconds quicker than any current production rival. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.