Geneva 2017: Up and Coming Aston Martin Hypercar to be Called Valkyrie

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Geneva 2017: Up and Coming Aston Martin Hypercar to be Called Valkyrie

We're not really sure what happened to Aston Martin in the last few years, but it seems like they have gone from happily coasting along with minor iterative improvements, to making leaps and bounds in terms of design and engineering. Their newest DB11 comes with a force-inducted engine, bringing them well up to current generation requirements while evolving as a product to be more widely acceptable. Of course this also comes as a result of their partnership with Mercedes-Benz which has helped a great deal to improve their interiors.

But on the note of partnerships, Aston Martin also has a running partnership with Red Bull Racing. One of their upcoming projects is an all-new hypercar (perhaps not the most synonymous concept with the British brand), and this is a hypercar that looks to redefine the segment. Previously known as the AM-RB-001, Aston Martin has announced that the working name for the hypercar will be the Valkyrie, based on Norse mythology.

Aston Martin are keen to stress how important and exclusive this hypercar will be, as they did with the Aston Martin Vulcan, although there are very few details about what the Valkyrie will be beyond the initial concept (which is on display at Geneva as well). The idea is that the Valkyrie is quite nearly a racecar in operation, down to a seemingly unconventional seating position if we go by how the bodywork is shaped and sculpted. 



Aswan

Aswan

Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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