Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Aston Martin confirms Valkyrie supercar name

The hypercar being developed by Aston Martin and the Red Bull Racing Formula One designer Adrian Newey will be called the Valkyrie.

Previously known as the AM-RB-001, Vakyrie comes from ancient Norse mythology and is the name given to female figures who would choose which warriors would die in battle and escort them to the afterlife.
The Valkyrie will be powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 engine designed by racing specialists Cosworth, supported by an electric motor to create a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Aston Martin wants the Valkyrie to be the ultimate road car, competing against the likes of the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1.

150 examples of the road car will be built and 25 of the track specials. Production of the Valkyrie is due to begin in 2019.