Side on view of Aston Martin ValhallaSide on view of Aston Martin Valhalla

Car News

Aston Martin unveils striking new hybrid supercar

  • Aston Martin lifts the cover on all-new Valhalla hybrid supercar
  • Car will do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 217mph
  • New model expected to be put on sale from 2023

Time 8:53 am, July 16, 2021

Aston Martin has revealed its all-new hybrid supercar ahead of its release in 2023.

Named the ‘Valhalla’ the new model will be at the cutting edge of technology thanks to lessons learnt from Aston Martin’s involvement in F1.

Bosses are confident that the striking-looking vehicle will be able to offer the very best in driving experience.

It is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 which is linked up to a 150kW hybrid system with a pair of electric motors – one mounted on each axle.

Combined, the engine and electric system produce 937bhp.

When driven in electric-only mode, the power from the batteries is directed to the front axle alone, while in other driving modes it’s split between the front and rear axles.

This allows the car to tailor the power delivery depending on the situation.

Aston is yet to announce a price for the impressive sounding motor but it is expected to go on sale in two years’ time.

In the meantime, it is supported by an impressive set of numbers including a 0-60mph sprint in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 217mph.

Aston Martin also claims that it’ll emit less than 200g/km of CO2 and be able to cover eight miles on electric power alone.

Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin’s executive chairman, said: ‘Aston Martin’s first series production mid-engined supercar, Valhalla is a truly transformational moment for this ultra-luxury brand.

‘The launch of Valhalla demonstrates our commitment to building a range of exceptional mid-engined driver focused cars, a crucial next stage in the expansion of our product line-up.’

The Valhalla is built around a lightweight carbon fibre tub and incorporates a new eight-speed DCT automatic transmission.

It also brings a new e-reverse feature, which uses the electric motors for reversing and saves weight by removing the need for a conventional reverse gear.

More details on spec and price are expected to be announced closer to release.

Jack Evans's avatar

Jack Evans is the head of editorial for Car Dealer parent company Blackball Media. An experienced motoring journalist, he covers the latest car launches, motoring news and produces a variety of features for this website.

More stories...

Server 190