Aston Martin Valkyrie: Name Announced For AM-RB 001 Hypercar
by John McIlroy
Auto Express.co.uk, Aston Martin News ISBN/ITEM#: CM170317HYBRID
Date: 17 March 2017
We have always associated Aston Martin with James Bond and high performance automobiles. Now comes word that the AM-RB 001, their upcoming hypercar developed with input from Red Bull Racing F1 designer Adrian Newey, has been designated as the Valkyrie. Estimates of its delivery date vary between 2018 and 2019, all depending on which article you read.
New Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar will arrive in 2019, with a bespoke 6.5-litre V12 Cosworth engine and hybrid system
Aston Martin has announced its AM-RB 001 hypercar will be called the Aston Martin Valkyrie when first deliveries of the vehicle start in 2019.
The new name for the AM-RB 001, which is being developed by Aston Martin with input from Red Bull Racing F1 designer Adrian Newey, continues Aston’s tradition of giving its cars names beginning with the letter 'V'. The Vantage badge started the lineage, when it was applied to a DB2 back in 1951.
In Norse mythology, the Valkyrie are female figures who select who may live and who may die in battle.
(Source: Auto Express.co.uk, Aston Martin)
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