The Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing AM-RB 001 hypercar is to be officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The name follows in tradition of Aston Martin ‘V’ cars that began back in 1951 with Vantage. The name was used differentiate the high performance variants. 2005 saw the Vantage become a model in its own right and 12 years later has become Aston Martin’s most successful model.
Reason years have seen the Virage, Vulcan and Vanquish added to the ‘V’ lineup but the Aston Martin Valkyrie is considered on an entirely different level.
“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 honour, of being chosen by the Gods are so evocative, and so pertinent to a car that only a fortunate few will ever experience.” Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer.
The name takes inspiration from ancient mythology but the Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing say the Valkyrie will have performance and technology that will be befitting of its name.