The Aston Martin Valhalla has finally made its debut, with the production version of the British manufacturer’s long-awaited mid-engined supercar boasting a “cutting-edge” plug-in hybrid powertrain.

At the heart of the Valhalla is a “the most advanced, responsive and highest-performing V8 engine ever fitted to an Aston Martin”. The mid-mounted Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4,0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol unit directs 522 kW exclusively to the rear axle. According to the Gaydon sports and luxury car manufacturer, thanks to the V8’s flat-plane crankshaft arrangement, the Valhalla’s internal combustion motor is more responsive.

Aston Martin Valhalla
At 241 km/h, the Valhalla’s aerodynamically designed bodywork generate 600 kg of downforce.

Supplementing the Valhalla’s V8 heart, a 400 V battery pack utilising a duo of electric motors, one sited on the front axle and the other on the rear axle. The twin electric motor arrangement produces an additional 150 kW. Together, the Valhalla’s petrol-electric layout offers a combined power and torque output of 699 kW and 1 000 N.m.

The Valhalla has a targeted dry weight of “less than” 1 550 kg.

The plug-in hybrid powertrain (PHEV) is linked to an “all-new” eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, “exclusively designed and built for Aston Martin” and “developed specifically for the hybrid era”. The DCT unit features e-reverse and a rear-mounted electronic limited-slip differential for “maximum traction and handling agility”.

Aston Martin Valhalla
Lightweight exhaust system provides an “authentic” Aston Martin sound character.

Activating EV mode, battery power is directed exclusively to the front wheels. According to Aston Martin, the Valhalla can travel 15 km and at speeds of up to 130 km/h on electric power alone. Select another driving mode and battery power is split between the front and rear axle. However, in certain driving conditions, the full complement of power is directed to the rear for maximum performance.

Aston Martin claims that, when unleashing all 699 kW of power, the Valhalla will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 2,5 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km/h. The British brand says, with the Valhalla, it has a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 6 minutes 30 seconds in its sights.