Aston Martin Valhalla Shows Off Active Aero In Testing

The Valhalla pictured in the new photos is still a prototype and is wearing a camouflage wrap to hide some of the finer details. Still, we can get a better look at some of the Formula 1 technology as the car laps around Silverstone. For starters, this is the first time Aston Martin has shown the Valhalla’s Drag Reduction System (DRS) in action. The car has active wings at the front and the rear that can raise or lower – plus miniature diffusers in front of the rear wheels.

Aston Martin claims the Valhalla produces 1,323 pounds of downforce at 150 mph or can reduce that figure to achieve a higher top speed. In fact, since this car is not restricted by Formula 1 regulations, it has more active aerodynamics than an F1 car. The car was put through the same Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel testing as the Aston Martin F1 team.

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