Aston Martin is marking its 110th year with a myriad of global celebrations, among them the reveal of the interior of the Valhalla. Alongside that, comes news power has been bumped to nigh on 744kW thanks to some engine tuning.
The cockpit of the Valhalla is an event all on its own, and while you do need to get down low under the amazing dihedral doors, it instantly feels like you’ve climbed into an F1 car with a body bolted over the top.
That’s because its design was inspired by the world’s pinnacle open wheel category, with the pedal box in line with your hips, and your knees sitting higher too. Custom made seats, designed to specifically suit the individual buyer, are extremely comfortable.
The steering wheel draws inspiration from that same category and is more oval than a traditional offering, and comes with a load more switches. Purely driver focused, the Aston Martin is also offers a unique additional perspective.
You can visibly see the front wheels through the channelling air vents in the front fenders. Yes, that means you can see the wheels of the car move as you go through corners, giving an unparalleled ability for precision.
The boost in performance pairs with a kerb weight (revealed previously) of 1,550kg for a 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.5 seconds and a blistering top speed of 350km/h. Three electric motors are paired to a flat-plane V8 petrol engine to deliver power.
A bespoke dual clutch transmission makes for seamless shifting in the Valhalla, a car built from a single monocoque chassis, riding on custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres. Engine testing enters its final stages towards the end of this year.
The next phase of development for the Aston Martin super sports car is an attack on the Nurburgring, before first customer deliveries kick off in 2024. While local pricing is yet to be confirmed, we understand it will be around $1.8 million, plus on-roads.