Co-developed by Red Bull and Aston Martin, the AM-RB 001 has been christened as the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Aston Martin has revealed the final name of the concept which they showcased back in 2016. At the time, the car was codenamed as AM-RB 001 which was to be co-created by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
Over Aston Martin’s 104-year long history, many of their cars have been named after their former owner David Brown which is the ‘DB’ series. These cars are more of long distance driving grand tourers.
On the other side, Aston Martin also make other cars that are more focused on performance like the Vantage – a nameplate that was first given to the DB2 back in 1951. The name Vantage was later on given to an entire range of performance cars in 2005, which is the most successful range badged Aston Martins in history. The modern Vantage series cars are powered by naturally aspirated V8 and V12 engines, and have had numerous renditions built over the years.
One of the more recent names that has bridged the gap between the DB series and the Vantage series was the Virage range. Which was followed by the fire snorting – 800bhp, lightweight, track only, extreme monster of a supercar called the Vulcan.
Keeping in line with Aston Martin’s tradition of vicious names for their cars with the letter ‘V’, this new hyper car will be called the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The name Valkyrie has been taken from ancient Norse mythology.
The Valkyrie is the birth child of Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
Reichman gives his reason for why the new car is named the Valkyrie, “Aston Martin model names have deep meaning. They need to inspire and excite. To tell a story and enrich a narrative that stretches back some 104-years. 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.”
Other than the name, nothing else has been officially revealed about the new hyper car. However, the Valkyrie will most likely feature a 6.5-litre Cosworth made V12, with some hybrid technology for electric boost from Rimac. All of that together is expected to produce around 1,000 horse power.
Just to tease us some more, the folks as Gaydon have have sent us a video which shows the Aston Martin Valkyrie in all its glory.