Aston Martin names its new mid-engined hypercar ‘Valhalla’

British carmaker Aston Martin has revealed its new Valhalla mid-engined hypercar.

Named after Norse mythology that refers to the place where dead warriors go on in the afterlife, the name replaces the AM-RB 003 name from earlier concepts for this vehicle.

A little is known about this hypercar, however, our source has mentioned that it will make use of a turbocharged V6 and battery-electric hybrid system with power outputs predicted to reach the 746 kW bracket.

The vehicle also features entirely carbon fibre construction that allegedly keeps the weight to just 1,350 kg.

“Aston Martin model names always attract a lot of attention. They do so because they invariably capture an emotion or tell a story,” company boss Andy Palmer said in the announcement of the model name. “In following the Valkyrie we knew the Aston Martin Valhalla needed to make a strong statement of its own, yet also offer continuity and a clear connection. Norse mythology contains such powerful language and rich storytelling it felt only right that the AM-RB 003 should follow the Valkyrie’s theme.”

If you think you have collected enough pennies better act fast since Aston Martin is only making 500 units of the Valhalla and prices reportedly start at $1.1 million at current exchange rates.

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