Aston Martin confirms Valhalla name for its new hypercar

Aston Martin confirms Valhalla name for its new hypercar

June 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The upcoming hypercar of the British brand Aston Martin with a medium engine, which was presented in the form of a conceptual model AM-RB 003, will be officially known as Valhalla. The car is named after a warrior, as it was noted in ancient Norse mythology.

It is noteworthy that the so-called V-naming strategy car company Aston Martin has seven decades. In 1951, the Vantage designation was assigned to the high-performance DB2 coupe, and although this badge was never actually used (at that time), the name remained the same — it became a full-fledged trademark in 2005.

“Aston Martin model names always attract a lot of attention. Our models are designed to tell a story, as well as give amazing emotions. Following the Valkyrie model, we knew that Aston Martin Valhalla had to make its own strong statement, as well as offer continuity and a clear connection, ”said Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.

Only 500 copies of the hybrid hypercar will be built, each of which will be completely made of carbon fiber.

As for the performance of the hypercar, Valhalla will use a hybrid turbocharged V6 with a total capacity of 1,000 hp. There will be an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, a limited-slip differential, and an electric all-wheel drive system (e-AWD). With a weight of only 1,350 kg, the novelty from Aston Martin is aimed at accelerating to a speed of 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds, and the maximum speed will be more than 354 km / h.