Aston Martin has officially confirmed the name of their upcoming mid-engine hypercar AM-RB 003. It would be called as Valhalla. This name is derived from warrior’s paradise as it was celebrated in ancient Norse mythology. It will help Gaydon based luxury sports car maker to carry its long-standing tradition of V-named models. Only 500 units of Aston Martin AM-RB 003 hybrid hypercar will be built. Each of the units will be made completely out of carbon fiber. Aston Martin’s V naming strategy goes back seven decades. In the year 1951, the name Vantage was given to high performance versions of DB2.
Even though the badge was not applied back, the name stayed around for a long time and eventually became a model line in the year 2005. Aston Martin’s CEO, Andy Palmer said that company’s model name garners lot of attention and it is because it invariably captures emotion or tell a story. To follow Valkyrie, Valhalla needed to make a strong statement on its own and also offer continuity and clear connection. He further added that Norse mythology contains powerful language and rich storytelling was right for AM-RB 003. Those fortunate enough to own it will recognize and appreciate name connotations of glory and happiness.
With respect to performance, Aston Martin Valhalla will use turbocharged hybrid V6 unit and generates a total output of 1,000hp. It also features 8-speed F1-inspired dual-clutch transmission, a limited-slip differential, and an e-AWD system. Weight of vehicle is tipped at just 1,350kg which helps the car to accelerate 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds and hits top speed in excess of 220 mph.