Aston Martin’s latest mid-engined hypercar has been given the name Valhalla.
Formally known as the AM-RB 003, the car is a collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Adrian Newey. The Valhalla name comes from the warrior’s paradise celebrated in ancient Norse mythology.
The Valhalla follows on from the Valkyrie and continues the brand’s ‘V’ car tradition which is traced back to 1951 when the Vantage designation was given to high performance variants of the DB2.
Limited to 500 units globally, the Valhalla will be propelled by a combination of a high-efficiency, high-output turbocharged V6 petrol engine and battery-electric hybrid system.
Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Andy Palmer said: “Aston Martin model names always attract a lot of attention. They do so because they invariably capture an emotion or tell a story. In following the Valkyrie we knew the Aston Martin Valhalla needed to make a strong statement of its own, yet also offer continuity and a clear connection.
“Norse mythology contains such powerful language and rich storytelling it felt only right that the AM-RB 003 should follow the Valkyrie’s theme. For those fortunate enough to own one I’m sure they will recognise and appreciate the name’s connotations of glory and happiness, for there can be few more hallowed places than the driver’s seat of an Aston Martin Valhalla.”
The Aston Martin Valhalla will go on sale in 2021, pricing is yet to be announced.
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