Aston Martin‘s forthcoming hypercar looks so catchy in its smooth and shining body. What you see here is the AM-RB 003, which is now officially named the Aston Martin Valhalla. As claimed before, it has some Valkyrie in it, meaning that both vehicles are brothers in DNA.
When we think about it, the Valhalla is just a perfect name for Aston Martin’s new hypercar, since it’s in accordance with the company’s tradition of ‘V’ machines. The British automaker started it in 1951 when it built the high-performance ‘Vantage’ as a more potent version of the DB2.
The next Aston to have a high-performance ‘Vantage’ sibling was the DB5 in 1964. After that, other ‘V’ models began to be created to further enliven the company’s lineup including the Virage, Vanquish, and Vulcan.
As the Valkyrie, the Valhalla is the result of collaboration between Aston Martin, Red Bull Technologies, and the chief technical officer of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team Adrian Newey.
The Valhalla will use all carbon fiber lightweight construction that purportedly keeps the weight to just 1,350 kg. It will also feature advanced aerodynamics that allegedly eliminates drag and turbulence. Lying under its hood will be a new turbocharged V6 engine teamed with a hybrid system.
We still don’t know how powerful the new powertrain is, especially in terms of performance figures that it puts out. What’s certain for now is that the Valhalla will have a limited run of 500 units, with each reportedly costing around £875,000.