Aston Martin will debut two new models at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Plus, there will be an F1-inspired Valhalla cockpit demonstration and a DBX707 test drive.
The British brand has kept its debut a secret. The company describes one as a performance-focused vehicle that offers “high-octane emotions and intense driving pleasure.” We will see this model on August 19th.
Another opening will be from the Q by Aston Martin personalization division. This vehicle pays homage to the brand’s success at 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Visitors to the VIP area of the 1913 Aston Martin Club at Pebble Beach can also sit in a replica of the Valhalla supercar cabin. The vehicle features a racing-inspired seating position with single-piece seats and an oval-shaped steering wheel.
Aston Martin plans to build just 999 examples of the Valhalla (gallery above). Deliveries are supposed to start in 2024. Power comes from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine with a flat crankshaft. There is also a pair of electric motors. The total output of this setup is 937 horsepower (699 kilowatts) and 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque. This allows for an estimated sprint of 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph (350 kph).
VIPs checking out the Aston Martin Club 1913 can book a test drive on the DBX707. This is a hotter version of the brand’s crossover. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine produces 697 hp (707 metric hp or 520 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque.
Changes to the vehicle include a different turbo from the standard model, revised engine calibration, and a new exhaust with four outlets coming out of the rear. The chassis receives additional reinforcements. There are different dampers for the air suspension, and tweaks to the electronic steering system. Carbon-ceramic help with stops.