Aston Martin’s latest mid-engined sportscar has taken its first flight

On Friday, Aston Martin has given the world the first glimpse of its latest mid-engined Valhalla hypercar on the track alongside its sibling Aston Martin Valkyrie. The British sports car manufacturer is referring to the Valhalla test vehicle as a “dynamic concept.”

Aston Martin Valkyrie has made its stunning debut as part of this year’s British Grand Prix earlier this year. However, its closely related Valhalla sibling has been solely shown in static guise after wowing the crowds upon its unveiling at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

In a new video given below, the pair hit the track at Silverstone, as part of a celebration of the Valhalla’s North American debut at the Quail event during Monterey Car Week.

Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valhalla take flight at Aston Martin’s development home – Silverstone, UK./ Image Credit: Aston Martin
Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valhalla take flight at Aston Martin’s development home – Silverstone, UK./ Image Credit: Aston Martin

The Valhalla – which was initially codenamed the AM RB-003 – is positioned as a more road-friendly alternative to its track-focused sibling. The new model is powered by Aston Martin V6 twin-turbo engine. The company isn’t discussed about the powertrain’s output yet, but some rumors suggest that it will make around 1000 horsepower (746 kilowatts).

All carbon-body will keep weight light, and it reportedly weighs just 2,976 pounds (1,350 kilograms). Aston Martin has leveraged its partnership with Red Bull to integrate technologies and aerodynamics from the world of F1.

The world’s most highly-anticipated hypercar, Aston Martin Valkyrie/ Image Credit: Aston Martin
The world’s most highly-anticipated hypercar, Aston Martin Valkyrie/ Image Credit: Aston Martin

The Aston Martin Valhalla will be made in much higher numbers than the Valkyrie, with 500 coupes planned and the company says that it already has more reservations than that. The detailed information about the car and its pricing is not unveiled yet, and the final product will say hello to the world in 2021.

If we talk about its sibling, the Valkyrie – it uses Cosworth-built 6.5-liter V12 with hybrid assistance that makes a total of 1,160 horsepower (865 kilowatts) and 900 Newton-meters of torque. Only 150 units of the 11,100rpm-capable Valkyrie will be available (all of them are already reserved) at a price of $3.2 million each. The first customer delivery is scheduled for later this year.

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