You probably found out by now that the Aston Martin has a new hypercar in the prep, and you probably have got to know it by its internally given name – the AM-RB 001. Well, something changed since then, and that something is the hypercar’s name. The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 now goes by the lovely heroic name – Valkyrie, and according to the people over at Aston Martin that name “promises otherworldly performance befitting its name.”
When we are on the topic of its name, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman said that “Aston Martin model names have deep meaning. They need to inspire and excite. To tell a story and enrich a narrative that stretches back some 104 years. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an incredibly special car that demands an equally remarkable name; an uncompromising car that leaves nothing in reserve. The connotations of power and honor, of being chosen by the Gods are so evocative, and so pertinent to a car that only a fortunate few will ever experience.”
Aston Martin’s Valkyrie, for those of you who do not already know, is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 designed and built by Cosworth company. To make it do what it does, the engine will have to be attached to a seven-speed paddle shift transmission which is specially developed by Ricardo Engineering and mated to the powerplant’s hybrid battery system which is provided by Rimac Automobili. With this kind of setup everyone is desperate to know what kind of horsepower it is producing, but unfortunately, that info is still unknown at this time.
To make this beast justify the hypercar name, it will use a carbon-fiber MonoCell developed by Multimatic Engineering, the same company that worked on the Aston Martin One-77 and Vulcan. Thanks to that the overall weight of the vehicle will be kept between 2.200 and 2.400 pounds. As for the other systems, they will not be neglected, and only the best companies in the business will be contracted for this job, and those include firms such as Alcon and Surface Transforms which will supply brakes and Valkyrie’s ECU, while the traction control and electronic stability systems will come from Bosch.
The exterior of the vehicle has been designed by the Formula 1 ace designer Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s former chief designer (who by the way took the team to four straight world constructor’s and driver’s championships with the help of Vettel of course). Newey gave a statement regarding the Valkyrie saying “Together we aim to produce an innovative piece of engineering art.”
Aston Martin Valkyrie Price and Release Date
The company has set a limit at 150 Valkyries which are going to be built, and that is with prototypes, with an option of 25 track-focused hypercars for those who want even more performance. For those of you who are wondering, the company said that first deliveries might start sometime 2019 and probably with an out-of-this-world price that hasn’t been announced yet.