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16.08.2019 – 17:31

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THE NORDIC HALL OF THE HEROS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS - ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE AND VALHALLA TAKE FLIGHT

THE NORDIC HALL OF THE HEROS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS - ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE AND VALHALLA TAKE FLIGHT
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THE NORDIC HALL OF THE HEROS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS - ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE AND VALHALLA TAKE FLIGHT

- Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valhalla take flight at Aston Martin's development 
  home - Silverstone, UK
- First time Aston Martin Valhalla 'dynamic concept' shown
- Aston Martin Valhalla makes North American debut today at Monterey Car Week's 
  "The Quail"
- Aston Martin Valkyrie testing continues at pace following British Grand Prix 
  debut

Friday 16 August 2019, Gaydon, UK: The Nordic hall of the heroes is officially open for business as Aston Martin's latest mid-engined sportscar - Valhalla - has taken flight for the first time alongside the world's most highly-anticipated hypercar, Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Celebrating Aston Martin Valhalla's North American debut at the world-famous Monterey Car Week's 'Quail' display, today's video showcases both ground-breaking models - born from Aston Martin's collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies - being put through their paces at the luxury British marque's official development facility at Silverstone by High Performance Test Driver, Chris Goodwin.

While Aston Martin Valkyrie delivered its stunning debut as part of this year's British Grand Prix earlier this year, its closely related Valhalla sibling has until now been solely shown in static guise after wowing the crowds upon its unveiling at this year's Geneva Motor Show. Today's 'dynamic concept' car signals the next step on the journey towards delivering the first of these exceptional hypercars.

Though making greater concessions to practicality and road use, Valhalla remains true to the uncompromising engineering ethos laid down by its bigger brother. Benefitting from genuine state-of-the-art F1TM technology and unrivalled active aerodynamics utilising variable morphing surfaces, Valhalla is set to deliver equally impressive levels of handling performance. Powered by a bespoke Aston Martin V6 twin-turbo engine, Aston Martin Valhalla will surpass figures shown in today's hypercar world, underlining its own elite status.

Strictly limited to 500 coupes worldwide, the programme remains oversubscribed as Aston Martin continues to handpick the final lucky customers who will have the opportunity to own this extraordinary machine.

In contrast, the sold-out Aston Martin Valkyrie's testing programme continues apace with the first customer delivery scheduled for later this year, when the model will claim its unrivalled position at the top of the automotive arena.

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About Aston Martin Lagonda:

Aston Martin Lagonda is a luxury automotive group focused on the creation of exclusive cars and SUVs. The iconic Aston Martin brand fuses the latest technology, exceptional hand craftsmanship and timeless design to produce models including the Vantage, DB11, Rapide AMR and DBS Superleggera. The Lagonda brand will relaunch in 2021 as the world's first luxury electric vehicle company. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates and exports cars which are sold in 53 countries around the world.

Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown. Under the leadership of Dr Andy Palmer and a new management team, the Group launched its Second Century Plan in 2015 to deliver sustainable long-term growth. The plan is underpinned by the introduction of seven new models including the DB11, new Vantage, DBS Superleggera and an SUV, as well as the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales.

Continental Europe 

Tina Brenner, 
AMR Brand Centres and Launch Manager
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 823 2375
Email: tina.brenner@astonmartin.com

Judith Richter
PR Executive Europe
Mobile: +49 (0) 162 258 1360   
Email: judith.richter@astonmartin.com 

Leonardo Lucchini
PR Specialist Europe
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 6684038
Email: leonardo.lucchini@astonmartin.com