Design and Technology
The Akureyri sports an all-new design language for Valliore, dubbed “Equal Opposites”, which integrates conflicting design elements with our usual sharp and pointed design ethos. This can be seen most clearly with the upper character line, flipping on itself 90 degrees starting on the passenger door and continuing into the extruded taillight design. Aerodynamics also plays a large part in the Akureyri’s design, with active grille shutters, optional Aeroblade wheels, a passthrough front vent that reduces turbulence in the front wheel wells, a rear diffuser with exhaust tips integrated into the diffuser strakes, and aerodynamic door handles that integrate neatly into the window trim. Thanks to these features, the Akureyri has a drag coefficient of just 0.23, letting it slice through the air.
Exterior technology on the Akureyri is extensive, with our first application of LIDAR, allowing for full SAE Level 2 driver autonomy at launch, and support for Level 3 with a future update. The LIDAR system links with the standard radar system and forward facing cameras to enable our first application of ActiveDrive, our in-house developed full-self driving technology, which will be supported on most major roads when the Akureyri is available for sale. From there, Akureyris also feature our Virtual Mirror system with a variable field of view, which adjusts as needed according to weather conditions, traffic density, and various other parameters. Akureyris also have our standard suite of advanced driver assistance technologies, like blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking on the front and rear, lane departure warning with active lane keep assistance, traffic sign recognition, night vision with pedestrian detection, active parking assistance, rear cross-traffic alert, surround view monitoring, crosswind stabilization, and more.
The Akuryeri also features a suite of exterior convenience features, like a power liftback with Intrusion Detection and gesture control, soft-close doors with automatic walk-away lock and unlock, Intelligent Access, phone-as-a-key, smart park technology allowing the driver to move the Akureyri forwards and back at low speeds with the keyfob, Active Matrix LED head and taillights with adaptive beam and corner control, an electronically releasing charge port door on RSe and above, an active rear wing with 3 pre-defined positions and fuzzy logic, the ability to raise itself automatically for easier exit and entry, and more.
Drivetrain and Chassis
Underpinning the Akureyri is the all-new “Icarus” platform, constructed of lightweight AHS steel, which provides 45% greater structural rigidity over Icarus’s predecessor, while also weighing as much as 250 kilograms lighter. Icarus was developed to support ICE and EV vehicles, rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive, across a wide range of vehicles, from liftback sedans like the Akureyri, to full-size SUVs and more. The Akureyri also has high-strength aluminum body panels, providing increased rigidity, and reducing weight over its predecessor. Each Akureyri is hand-assembled at our all-new Factory ONE facility in Gothenburg, which features tooling exclusively designed for the Icarus platform.
Suspending the Akureyri is a 5-link multilink suspension design on both ends, with standard magnetorheological dampers providing 6 selectable modes, and 2 air suspension options- a standard hydraulic system, or an optional (standard on RSe and above) 48-volt dynamic height-adjustable system that links with the dampers, GPS and radar systems to adapt to changing road conditions in a matter of milliseconds. The second system also allows the Akureyri to “lean” into corners, virtually eliminating any body roll and providing superior cornering performance, as well as enabling the ability to raise one side of the vehicle in the event of a side impact, reducing the change of injury to the occupants. All Akureyris also have a standard electromechanical rear-wheel steering system, providing 6 degrees of adjustability on lower trims, or 10 degrees of adjustability on the RSe and above.
Powering the Akureyri is a hand-built 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged and intercooled 32-valve 90-degree V8, with direct and port fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and variable valve lift, producing 600 horsepower and 570 pounds-feet of torque on its own, but in RSe and Edition One models, it’s further complimented by 3 radial flux electric motors, with one on each front wheel, and the last mounted between the engine and transmission, with a 30kwh battery mounted in the chassis tunnel providing 115 kilometers of electric only range on the NEDC cycle.
The combined system output for RSe and Edition One models is 750 horsepower and 936 pounds-feet of torque, with both powertrain options being mated to an electronically controlled 8-speed automatic with manual shifting capabilities, and an advanced all-wheel drive system with electronically controlled limited slip differential, providing active torque vectoring and surefootedness in any condition. This powertrain allows the RSe Edition One shown in this presentation to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds, onto an electronically limited top speed of 190 miles per hour.
RSe and Edition One models also feature the exclusive Thrust mode, unlocking all 750 horsepower and enabling launch control, for atmospheric launches.
Moving to the Akureyri’s interior, you’re greeted with a technological masterpiece, just a fingertip away. Standard on all Akureyris is the newest Valliore Interface, consisting of dual upper 13.4-inch displays and a lower 8.8-inch display, where the upper displays act as the gauge cluster and central infotainment display, and the lower display acts as a hub for climate functions, a keyboard/writing pad for entering text, and quick access to important applications. You can also send programs from the lower display to the upper display, expanding their functionality with just a quick swipe. The Akureyri also has standard wired and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving you multiple options for daily usability. There’s also dual 7-inch touch-enabled displays for the Virtual Mirror system, and passengers aren’t left out of the equation, as they have dual 15.6-inch displays for media, controlling the rear climate zones, and controlling other various functions across the Akureyri.
Creature comforts are far from lacking, with all 4 occupants having access to 30-way Active Posture front and rear seats, with heating, ventilation, massage, and 2-position memory controls for the front occupants. The Akureyri also has a digital auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass functionality and Homelink, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel with three 1.6-inch reconfigurable displays, power-adjustable pedals, 64-color ambient lighting, the Interaction Bar with capacitive controls, 4-zone climate control, and a 25-speaker Signature Audio system with dual motorized tweeters and Surround Audio technology, all standard.
|Hand-assembled at the Valliore Factory ONE plant, Gothenburg, Sweden
Engine- Valliore VX40R0e
|90-degree V8, twin-turbocharged, DOHC 4-valve, 3-motor PHEV system
|Direct and Port Injection
|3 radial flux electric motors, one on each front wheel and 1 between the engine and transmission
|30kwh battery pack, arranged in 2 packs within the central tunnel providing 115km/71mi of electric range (NEDC cycle)
|Bore x Stroke (mm)
|83.9 x 90.4
|Net Power (bhp)
|600/7000, 750 (combined system output)
|Net Torque (lb-ft)
|570/3900, 936 (combined system output)
|98 RON required
|Lightweight formed high-strength steel
|Variable electric power steering
|Independent, 5-link with 6-position adjustible dampers and active heignt-adjustible springs
|Independent, 5-link with 6-position adjustible dampers and active height-adjustible springs, electromechanical rear-wheel steering with 10 degrees of adjustability
|Ventilated and Cross-Drilled 420mm Discs, 6-piston
|Ventilated and Cross-Drilled 305mm Discs, 4-piston
|8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
| 3.1 seconds
| 190 miles per hour (electronically limited)
|1/4 Mile Time
|62 mph-0 Distance
|4570 pounds (with all necessary fluids)
| Late 2024
| $89,500 - RS, $129,000 - RSe Edition One (shown in presentation)