Automotive Perfection has a new name: Aston Martin Valkyrie
Formerly dubbed as the AM-RB 001, the ravishing hypercar produced by Aston Martin and Red Bull has a new official name right now, taken straight out of Norse mythology. Called the Aston Martin Valkyrie, this V12 beast joins a famous lineage of incredible “V” cars from Aston Martin, like the Virage, Vanquish, Vantage or the mind blowing Vulcan.
One of the fastest production cars of all time, the Valkyrie is entirely street legal, benefiting from the expertise of Red Bull and Cosworth. Rimac has been also involved in this hypercar project, developing an innovative hybrid system with Aston Martin, which works alongside the powerful naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. With a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio and a specifically developed Ricardo seven-speed gearbox, this thing means some serious business.
Multimatic was the company which handled the carbon fiber MonoCell, Alcon and Surface Transforms have dealt with the stopping power, providing high-performance brake calipers and carbon discs, while Bosch will be providing its software expertise for the ECU, traction control and the ESP.
I think it’s safe that the futuristic vibe of this car will be matched by similarly outrageous performance figures – but unfortunately only the people involved in this project know more about this. We’ll find out more details only in 2019, when 150 units of the Aston Martin Valkyrie will reach their lucky owners, with an extra 25 track-only units being already reserved by the richest of fans.