ASTON Martin Valhalla is the new name of the hypercar formerly known as AM-RB 003.
The official confirmation means the British firm’s new mid-engined, petrol-electric hypercar will continue the Norse mythology-inspired naming structure started by the Valkyrie hypercar.
The £1.5m Valhalla, which will be a track-ready but road-legal vehicle, will use know-how gleaned from that track-only model, such as lightweight construction methods – the body will be made solely from carbon fibre – and ‘radical aerodynamics’. It will also be developed in conjunction with Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
Power will come from a turbocharged V6 petrol engine and a battery-electric hybrid system. Although performance figures haven’t been revealed, one number that is known is how many will be made – just 500.
Aston Martin Lagonda chief executive 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.’
In Norse mythology, Valhalla was a great hall in the realm of Asgard that was ruled over by the god Odin and where those killed in battle and deemed worthy of a place would spend the afterlife, having been chosen and taken there by the mythological female Valkyries.
Aston Martin’s Valhalla is reported to be replacing the DB10 in the next Bond film.