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The Revised Aston Martin Valhalla Will Debut With Some AMG DNA At Its Core

The Revised Aston Martin Valhalla Will Debut With Some AMG DNA At Its Core

Aston Martin’s refreshed ties with Mercedes-AMG might bring an electrified V-8 to the table

"Aston Martin powers into a new V-6 era." This was the title of a press release announcing thatthe Valhalla will get a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 developed in house by the British carmaker. The year was 2020. Fast forward to April 2021 and new reports say that the Valhalla will, in fact, be blessed with AMG power. But, this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard this.

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2020 Aston Martin Victor

2020 Aston Martin Victor

The Victor is a unique Aston Martin based on the mighty One-77

The 2020 Aston Martin Victor is a bespoke, one-off supercar developed by the company’s Q division. Built around a carbon-fiber monocoque from the One-77, a car that Aston Martin offered from 2009 to 2012, the Victor draws styling cues from the V8 Vantage of 1970s, as well as the race-spec DBS V8 (also known as the RHAM/1) that Aston Martin built in the late 1970s for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 2020 Victor is powered by a naturally aspirated V-12 also sourced from the One-77, but some drivetrain components come from the much newer Valkyrie supercar. Q by Aston Martin built just one, so it’s one of those supercars that you can only hope to see in the metal at a fancy auto show.

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Reminder: Aston Martin Limits Torque Output on the 2019 DBS Superleggera

Reminder: Aston Martin Limits Torque Output on the 2019 DBS Superleggera

Despite weighing just over 4,000 pounds, there’s still too much torque for lower gears.

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera can be called a number of things, but one thing it will never be called is slow. This has never been more evident than in the latest video released by The Smoking Tire. However, we’ve learned something else, and that is that Aston Martin was forced to limit torque output until the car moves into fourth gear. Seems strange for a car that weighs a little over 4,000 pounds and pumps out 663 pound-feet of torque, right?

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Aston Martin Will Leverage An AMG Powertrain to Breathe Life into the Valhalla

Aston Martin Will Leverage An AMG Powertrain to Breathe Life into the Valhalla

Aston’s new mid-engine supercar is now expected to arrive in 2023

Despite having been delayed from its original 2022 launch, the Aston Martin Valhalla is still coming. There is, however, a good chance that the Valhalla will arrive in a different form from what Aston Martin originally intended. At the heart of the possible changes is Aston’s brand new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, which may not end up in the Valhalla as intended. Instead, the mid-engined supercar will likely be equipped with a Mercedes-AMG powertrain that Aston Martin now has access to as part of a new technical partnership between the two brands. The revised Aston Martin Valhalla is now scheduled to arrive in 2023.

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Gordon Murray T.50 or Aston Martin Valkyrie? What Would You Pick?

Gordon Murray T.50 or Aston Martin Valkyrie? What Would You Pick?

Chris Harris is having a hard time making up his mind, so we’re asking you

It sucks being a rich dude these days. All these cars to choose from, each trying to wink at you in its own way, lots of decisions, decisions, decisions. So let’s say you had unlimited funds. What would you pick? The T.50 or the Valk?

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The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear

The Aston Martin Victor is inspired by Vantage and DBS models of the 1970s

Aston Martin has recently expanded beyond its usual three-vehicle lineup. It also offers an SUV now, a track-only supercar called the Vulcan, and two more performance cars, including the Valkyrie, are set to follow. Now, Aston Martin is flexing its Q division muscle with a unique supercar called the Victor. It’s inspired by the V8 Vantage model of the 1970s and 1980s and the DBS V8 from the late 1970s, also known at the RHAM/1, developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It combines technology from the Valkyrie, Vulcan, and One-77, and it looks really cool on the outside.

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie Is in Big Trouble

The Aston Martin Valkyrie Is in Big Trouble

Aston Martin Is Having Issues With the Valkyrie Hypercar And It Could Change Everything

The Aston Martin Valkyrie comes off as a world-class hypercar, but it hasn’t been without its problems either. The race-going version, for example, was postponed a while back because the of class merges happening within the World Endurance Championship. And, while Aston claimed that development of the road car was still ongoing, a global pandemic struck and Ex-CEO Andy Palmer was replaced with the Ex-CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers. The company did get a huge influx of cash when Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll invested $657 million, but Aston Martin has still be struggling – even with the DBX finally going into production. Now, it looks like the Aston Martin Valkyrie is in a lot of trouble, and things aren’t looking very good. A tough decision needs to be made.

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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition

Roll out in one of these and let your inner James Bond come to play

Aston Martin’s relationship with the James Bond movie franchise stretches back more than 60 years. It’s the longest relationship between a carmaker and a Hollywood movie franchise.

The Aston Martin Vantage and the flagship Aston Martin DBS Superleggera are the beneficiaries of Aston’s new James Bond-inspired special edition models. Each model comes with exclusive touches and a smattering of Bond-inspired details.

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Here's How The Aston Martin Valkyrie's V-12 Was Born From Just Three Cylinders

Here’s How The Aston Martin Valkyrie’s V-12 Was Born From Just Three Cylinders

The Aston Martin Valkyrie’s V-12 really can be traced back to a simple, efficient three-cylinder engine

With the world on the verge of receiving two V-12 hypercars (the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Gordon Murray T.50), it’s kind of hard to forget that emissions regulations, especially in Europe, make having such things a major pain in the ass. How is it that automakers are still able to pump out V-12 powerplants when the world knows that big engines are inherently dirty? Well, Drivetribe’s Mike Fernie is here to explain to you exactly how the Valkyrie’s V-12 is even possible. Remember how thought that a V-8 was just two four-cylinder engines glued together when you were a child? Well, that’s essentially the case with the Valkyries V-12 – it’s basically four, inline-three engines connected into one unit. There’s a lot more to it and, believe it or not, the Valkyrie’s beast of an engine has an interesting and humble past. Check out the short video below to learn all about it!

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The Aston Martin Valhalla's New Hybrid V-6 Will Soon Spread to the Rest of the Lineup

The Aston Martin Valhalla’s New Hybrid V-6 Will Soon Spread to the Rest of the Lineup

Would you like some supercar DNA with your new DB11 or DBX?

Just weeks apart from one another, we learned not only that Aston Martin was working on its own hybridized V-6 and that the version found in the Valhalla supercar will be named TM01, after the great Tadek Marek. Now, thanks to a new interview between Aston CEO, Andy Palmer, and Autocar, we’ve learned even more about the sheer versatility of the TM01 and what the future holds for it. As it turns out, it’s going to be spread across the entire Aston range over the next few years – an important development, no doubt.

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Aston Martin's Valhalla-bound Twin-Turbo V-6 Is Named After a Brilliant Polish Engineer

Aston Martin’s Valhalla-bound Twin-Turbo V-6 Is Named After a Brilliant Polish Engineer

And we can’t wait to hear its growl

As incredible as it may seem, Aston Martin hasn’t had a production-ready engine built in-house since 1968. That’s about to change once the mid-engined Valhalla hits the streets in 2022.

We’ve known for a long time that the Valhalla will be gifted with an F1-inspired, turbocharged and electrified V-6, and we recently reported that Aston Martin was hard at work on this very engine. We had no idea, however, it will pay homage to one of the industry’s most creative engineering minds. Enter the TM01, named after the great Tadek Marek.

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3 Reasons Why the Aston MArtin V12 Speedster is Ridiculous

3 Reasons Why the Aston MArtin V12 Speedster is Ridiculous

Is it just a Vantage without a windshield?

Aston Martin just unveiled a new, limited-edition, and very expensive supercar. It features a V-12 engine with almost 700 horsepower and boasts a speedster design with no windshield, but with two sexy flying buttresses behind the seats. It’s freaking awesome and it’s a cool tribute to the company’s early race cars, but it’s also ridiculous and pointless. Here’s why.

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