The Aston Martin AM-RB 003, the planned hypercar successor to the V-12 hybrid-powered Valkyrie, has just been given its official name: Valhalla. Like the Valkyrie, the name Valhalla originates from Norse mythology. It’s the name given to the widely celebrated hall in Asgard, an ancient warrior’s paradise.
The Valhalla is also the latest in a long line of Aston Martin names starting with the letter “V.” It’s a tradition that dates back seven decades, starting with the high-performance version of the DB2, the Vantage, and continuing on with the Virage, Volante, Vanquish, Vulcan, and Valkyrie.
Created in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and F1 design legend Adrian Newey, just 500 examples of the Valhalla coupe will be built. Like the Valkyrie, the Valhalla will use advanced lightweight carbon fiber-intensive construction. The design borrows heavily from the Valkyrie as well, though it’s not as extreme-Aston Martin wants this to be a car you can use every day. It has space for luggage and even a mount for your phone on the dash.
As Aston Martin said during the reveal of the Valhalla at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019, the car will be powered by a combination of a turbocharged V-6 and some sort of hybrid system. It’ll also be the first production road car to get Castrol’s revolutionary Nexcel 90-second oil change system, which was first tested on the track-only Vulcan.
Aston Martin expects the first Valhallas to hit the road in late 2021. The automaker has yet to reveal pricing, but it should be less than the Valkyrie, which is rumored to cost around $3 million.