Additional extending its deep reference to the James Bond franchise, Aston Martin has just lately revealed the carmaker’s new mid-engined hypercar Valhalla will probably be part of the upcoming 25th Bond film, staring actor Daniel Craig. Along with the just lately unveiled Aston Martin Valhalla, the brand new 007 film will even options the basic Sequence II V8 Vantage and the enduring DB5. Whereas the Vantage was final seen in a Bond movie greater than 30 years in the past when Timothy Dalton drove it in The Residing Daylights, the Aston Martin DB5 has been a collection common pushed by nearly all main 007s. Final time we noticed the DB5 was within the 2015 film Spectre.
The brand new Valhalla would be the first mid-engined Aston Martin automotive to be pushed by a James Bond, and solely the second amongst all. Final time a James Bond character drove a mid-engined automotive was within the1981 film For Your Eyes Solely, and it was Roger Moore driving the Lotus Esprit Turbo.
As for the Aston Martin Valhalla, the all-new hypercar will probably be positioned beneath the corporate’s flagship, Valkyrie, which is extra track-focused, and as an alternative be a extra road-friendly usable on a regular basis automotive. An consequence of the collaboration between Aston Martin and Crimson Bull Racing, the Valhalla was earlier generally known as the AM-RB 003. The automotive makes use of a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6, assisted by a battery-powered electrical hybrid system. The powertrain system is predicted to supply a mixed energy of up 986 bhp. The exhaust system makes use of twin retailers, that are positioned on prime of the automotive, much like the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Whereas we’re prone to see a pre-production mannequin within the film, the brand new Aston Martin Valhalla is predicted to formally enter manufacturing in 2021. It’s anticipated to compete with the upcoming successor of the McLaren P1.