The latest creation in a joint effort between Aston Martin and Red Bull is the AM-RB 003, which is now officially known as the Aston Martin Valhalla. The AM Valhalla is the next evolution from the Valkyrie. More recently, AM had announced the Vanquish Vision Concept.
Historians and mythology enthusiasts would probably know what Valhalla stood for. But, for those who’re clueless, Valhalla is a resting place for those who died in combat or the battlefield, in Norse mythology. In other words, the underworld in Norse lore.
Back to the AM Valhalla, the next hypercar by AM=RB employs lightweight construction methods and radical aerodynamics pioneered in Valkyrie, Valhalla will be propelled by a combination of high-efficiency, high-output turbocharged V6 petrol engine and battery-electric hybrid system. Just 500 Coupe examples of the all-carbon fibre hypercar will be built.
Why all Aston Martins have the V designation?
It’s Aston Martin’s goal to continue with its tradition of ‘V’ cars, Those guys at the Aston Martin headquarters are nuts about the letter V. Well, it ain’t just the V thing the Valhalla heritage could be traced back to 1951, when the Vantage designation was given to high performance variants of the then current model, the DB2. The Vantage designation would continue till this day. Vantage was first applied with the DB5, then Aston Martin decided to make the Vantage a complete line-up on its own. And from there, out popped the Vantage in V8 and V12 options. Those new generation of turbocharged Vantage has fast forged a reputation as the most dynamically focussed series production Aston Martin ever.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer commented, “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.”
The Aston Martin Valhalla is offered in a limited edition quantity of 500 units around the globe.