On a regional tour, the Aston Matin Valhalla showed up in Dubai for a bit of a sales push
Aston Martin can breathe a sigh of relief – after a difficult 2019 the British manufacturer has confirmed Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll has bought into the brand securing nearly $1 billion in funding. With his interests in F1, this also means that Aston Martin will drop its relationship with Red Bull and rebrands as its own team from 2021.
Until then there are optimistic views ahead with the Aston Martin DBX SUV now out and about, and plenty of sports cars to shout about too. James Bond seems to have noticed too for the latest 007 flick, No Time To Die, in which he drives an Aston Martin Valhalla. Talk about under the radar…
There are only 500 examples of the new Valhalla to be built with most of them spoken for, but to sell out the remaining 100 or so the supercar made a visit to Dubai for a regional tease. Aston Martin started the tour at the Riyadh motor show, before heading to Oman and finishing off in Dubai where we finally had a look at the car.
The Valhalla is an all carbon fibre construction inspired by the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR. Built-in collaboration with Red Bull Racing and designed by Adrian Newey this car embodies all the F1 know-how gained from decades spent racing around F1 circuits.
The engine in the middle of the Valhalla is a curious proposition for a $2 million machine – it’s merely a V6, but it’s turbocharged with a battery-electric hybrid system to produce roughly around a thousand horsepower. It looks super light, and it should roll out at under 1,400kg ensuring blistering performance. The racing theme continues inside with a cockpit you drop into, and a fixed seat with adjustable steering wheel and pedal box.
Judging by the commotion the Aston Martin Valhalla should be sold out soon and if you’re in the market with $2 million spare you could do a lot worse.