The Aston Martin Valhalla, which will go into production in 2024, is the British brand's first mid-engine supercar, and draws hands down on the brand's experience in F1. As for the cars of the maximum formula, in fact, the design of the Valhallain has exploited the simulator a lot, not surprisingly 90% of the dynamic characteristics and the set-up of the vehicle has been completed with this tool, and only the final phase of development took place on the road and on the track.
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In addition, the contribution of the drivers of the F1 team was important, with the skills of Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso who were put at the service of the brand to bring the dynamics of the vehicle to a higher level. Also in aerodynamics, the Valhalla continues its transfer from F1 via the front wing, which can become flat in the DRS position to reduce aerodynamic drag, or be tilted upwards to generate more load in front of the front wheels. The multi-element rear wing, on the other hand, is flat to create the car's clean lines, and in track mode it is lifted in to maximize effectiveness.
There are also vortex generators and a snorkel on the roof to feed the engine intake and the cooling ducts of the turbo intercoolers. Behind the cockpit, the twin-turbo V8, mated to three electric motors, creates a 1,012 hp all-wheel drive hybrid powertrain. The two electric motors on the front axle, in addition to making the car all-wheel drive, allow it to completely independently control the torque applied to each of the front wheels, to improve steering response when entering corners.
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