March 24, 2020 By C! Magazine Staff

A peek into Aston Martin’s first in-house V6 motor for the 21st century

Valhalla—this is the name of the upcoming hypercar from Aston Martin. Not only will it be an all-new nameplate, it is set to draw power from the brand’s very first in-house developed V6 engine since 1968.

Code named TM-01, which is a nod to Tadek Marek, Aston Martin engineer in the 1950s and 60s. The powerplant is said to feature hybrid propulsion consisting of both gasoline and electric power. While no horsepower and torque figures were given, the British luxury brand did note that the motor would be its most powerful once it hits the road in 2022.

To achieve this, Aston Martin put in place a few key factors. For one, it will feature a “hot V” configuration that places the twin turbos in the valley of the V between the cylinder banks. Moreover, the electric mill paired with the gasoline engine will give it a boost of power that promises to be more than the usual 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine.

As if this wasn’t enough, dry sump lubrication make for a lower center of gravity. Meanwhile, the ultra light 200 kg weight equates to better efficiency.

Of course, all this will be seen once the Valhalla hits the market in 2022. But until then, we’ll just have to wait with eager anticipation.

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