The Aston Martin Valhalla is an upcoming hybrid hypercar built in collaboration between Aston Martin and the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, and succeeds the AM-RB 001 and Valkyrie AMR Pro.
- Text originally from astonmartin.com.
Valhalla, aka the 'Son of Valkyrie', an all-new performance-bred predator that follows Aston Martin Valkyrie and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro as the third hyper car in Aston Martin's mid-engine story.
Valhalla will be a revolutionary mid-engine hypercar incorporating concepts and technologies taken directly from F1™ and inspired by Aston Martin Valkyrie, benefitting from the close involvement of Red Bull Advanced Technologies in its design and engineering, continuing one of the brightest and most exciting engineering partnerships in the automotive world.
Sharing the same fundamental styling and aerodynamic philosophy with Aston Martin Valkyrie, Valhalla features a pronounced front keel and large rear diffuser, with the underfloor generating the bulk of the downforce. However, Valhalla will also benefit from next-generation aircraft morphing technology, to create a variable airfoil across the entirety of the rear wing.
Valhalla will remain true to an uncompromising engineering ethos whilst making considerations for practicality and road use, extending the trickle down of genuine state of the art F1 technology into a road legal car. Valhalla will express a design statement that is second to none. As you would expect from a project of this nature, volumes are strictly limited.
Named as the Aston Martin Valhalla Concept Car, it was added in the British Season Update as a high-end Class A car with the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 3,232 ( 50)
- rank: 3,403
- rank: 3,607 ( 23)
- rank: 3,789 ( 27)
- rank: 4,034 ( 36)
- rank: 4,278 ( 52)
- rank: 4,517 ( 77)
At stock, the Valhalla has mediocre stats. Compared to the Genty Akylone and Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, it is inferior to both at low star levels. However, when fully upgraded, or with enough star upgrades, the Valhalla becomes one of the best cars in its class. It has excellent acceleration and handling, a high top speed (third highest in Class A, behind the McLaren 570S Spider and GT by CITROEN), and average nitro efficiency.
The Valhalla is an excellent option for events and multiplayer with its high top speed and well-rounded performance. It is very reliable in multiplayer and can compete against cars like the Pagani Huayra BC and Techrules AT96.
The Valhalla benefits from Slipstream, but only in Platinum League. In Legend League, Slipstream will give the much faster Class S cars a more significant advantage.
The Aston Martin Valhalla was added in the 2020 Halloween Update as a high end Class S car with the following rank statistics:
The Aston Martin Valhalla features a very high maximum top speed of 315.2 mph (507.7 km/h), very fast acceleration, very good handling, a very sharp drifting radius and mediocre nitro efficiency. As a Festival car, the Valhalla has very poor performance in respect to its rank until it reaches the full-PRO upgrade level.
The Valhalla follows the performance builds of the Renault Sport R.S. 01, 2018 McLaren X2 and McLaren MP4-31 most closely. The Valhalla's handling is incredibly good, potentially the best of any Festival vehicle so far. It also has very good drifting abilities. The Valhalla's acceleration (standstill to full speed) seems to be around 2.7 to 2.8 seconds, which would put it in the ballpark of the McLaren Senna, Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli and MP4-31. The main, very noticeable drawback of the Valhalla is its below average nitro efficiency. So far, the Valhalla seems to have worse nitro efficiency than all other vehicles in high-end Class S aside from the X2 and MP4-31. The X2 has worse perfect nitro efficiency but better level 3 nitro efficiency, whereas the MP4-31 has much worse perfect nitro efficiency and much worse level 3 nitro efficiency. The Valhalla's perfect nitro (measured with an Extra Tank) lasts roughly 16.9 seconds, and its level 3 nitro lasts roughly 12.2 seconds. Compare this to the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4, whose perfect nitro lasts roughly 19.0 seconds (+2.1 seconds), whilst its level 3 nitro lasts roughly 14.6 seconds (+2.4 seconds).
The Valhalla's below average nitro efficiency leaves much to be desired. However, due to its very good handling, it isn't a bad option as an intermediate Gauntlet mode vehicle. It's not the best choice as the first vehicle, due to its slightly non-optimal acceleration, though it would be good further on in the Gauntlet lap. The below average nitro efficiency can be mitigated by using other cars with good nitro efficiencies in the Gauntlet lap. The very good handling of the Valhalla could be useful for taking on certain curves and bends that other cars, such as the Aspark Owl, might have more difficulty with.
Generally speaking, the Valhalla is good enough to achieve the top 5% in parts cups in Time-Limited Events whilst unboosted. The Valhalla is also a decent choice in Multiplayer League, like most other high-end Class S cars.
The Valhalla is the new fastest Aston Martin vehicle, dethroning the Vulcan from the Championship Update back in 2016. Bear in mind that the Vulcan has been nerfed drastically since its launch. Compared to the original iteration of the Vulcan, the Valhalla would have been roughly equally matched.
Price & availability
The Aston Martin Valhalla was originally obtainable by reaching Tier 8 in its Festival. As of the 2020 Christmas Update, the car can be purchased for 4,000,000.