Aston Martin and Red Bull's new hypercar gets a name
Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies - a division of the Red Bull Racing team - have announced the name of their new hypercar, which is being co-developed by the two British companies.
The hypercar, which has been known by its codename AM-RB 001 since it was first revealed, will officially be called the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
According to Aston Martin, the name "continues a fine tradition of Aston Martin ‘V’ cars", following on from the Vantage, Virage and Vulcan.
"Aston Martin model names have deep meaning," commented chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. "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."