Before the Geneva Motor Show came to town, the insane hypercar being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies was known as the AM-RB 001. Now, this Cosworth 6.5 liter V12-powered machine has received its official production name: Valkyrie.
As stated by the official press release, the Valkyrie maintains Aston Martin’s tradition of “V” cars, cars that have major increases in performance over their base models, like the well-known DB5 Vantage. In recent times, the British manufacturer has had the Virage, Vanquish, Vulcan, and now, Valkyrie, to keep this tradition alive.
The word “Valkyrie” has not been chosen without careful consideration. In Norse mythology, valkyries refer to the females who were commanded by the god Odin to send slain soldiers to Valhalla: a hall where Odin allowed the dead to reside.
Marek Reichman, the Chief Creative Officer for Aston Martin, agrees that the new name fits the vehicle’s description. “The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an incredibly special car that demands an equally remarkable name; an uncompromising car that leaves nothing in reserve. The connotations of power and honour, of being chosen by the Gods are so evocative, and so pertinent to a car that only a fortunate few will ever experience.”
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