The crossover between the Monaco Yacht Show and high-end motor cars was underlined this week by the unveiling of the new James Bond car, the Aston Martin Valhalla.
Apart from the beauty of its sleek feminine lines, the Valhalla is moving with the times. With not one, not two but three engines under its bonnet the Valhalla takes Aston Martin into non-binary territory, too, at least in terms of propulsion.
The car is powered by a 750 horsepower hybrid engine and two electric motors. The car appears very briefly in the upcoming Bond film No Time to Die and will go on sale in 2023. About 100 will be built.
She can be driven entirely electrically at 130 km/hour, but for only 15 kilometres, although most likely long enough to escape the clutches of the latest Bond villain.
The Valhalla will sell for more than one million euros, while its sister, the Valkyrie, will be even more assertive and more expensive. She is expected to reach 100 kilometres from a standing start in 2.5 seconds. Her top speed will be 330 km/h.