Ride of the Valkyrie: Aston Martin Takes Norse Inspiration for Upcoming Hypercar
Aston Martin includes a long history of giving its more potent versions names which start with the letter V. “Vantage” was first used as long ago as 1950 to recognize higher-powered versions of existing cars, although which has since become a style in its own right. Since then, Aston has also used Virage, Vanquish, and also also also, for last year’s millionaire track tool, Vulcan. today there’s set to be another V car, and also also also which will be the quickest yet, with the British sports-car maker confirming which its forthcoming somewhere-beyond-hyper car will be called the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
We’ve already told you about Aston’s grandiose plans for the Valkyrie, which was previously known by its code name of AM-RB 001. which’s being developed by a team led by Red Bull Racing’s chief technical officer, Adrian Newey, and also also also we are promised which which will offer performance comparable to an LMP1 race car in its fully stripped-out track guise; a street-legal variation also will be available.
Although we will still need to wait for full technical details on which adjective-stretching machine, Aston has also confirmed which Michelin will be doing the tires, with unique-to-the-car Pilot Sport Cup 2s under development. These will be 265/35R-20s at the front and also also also enormous 325/30R-21s at the rear.
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As for the origins of which name, Aston has helpfully added a note to its press Discharge to give more details, upon which we won’t even attempt to improve:
“Norse Mythology: The Valkyrie—literal translation by Old Norse being ‘Chooser of the slain’—are female figures who select who may live and also also also who may die in battle. The Valkyrie then bring half of those slain on the battlefield to Valhalla, the afterlife governed by Odin, Ruler of the Gods.”