Aston Martin’s ‘Son Of Valkyrie’ Hypercar Will Do The Norse Gods Proud

Aston Martin has published the first teaser image of its upcoming 003 hypercar, affectionately known as ‘Son of Valkyrie.’

The all-new vehicle will slot below the Valkyrie in Aston Martin’s range but slot above the automaker’s impending rival to the Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 720S. Based off what we can see in this picture and rumoured specifications about the 003, the car should offer performance similar to what the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder did a few years ago.

The darkened teaser image shows the hypercar with a more conventional rear than the Valkyrie but from what we can see, it does appear to have similar air tunnels exiting out of the rear diffuser. Additionally, we can see slim LED taillights, bulging rear wheel arches, and top-exiting exhausts coming straight out of the engine.

Much like its bigger brother, the Aston Martin 003 hypercar also lacks a rear window and instead, features a prominent roof scoop to feed the powertrain.

McLaren and Ferrari need to watch out.

Speaking of powertrains, Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer confirmed that the car will use a V6 turbo hybrid powertrain in September 2018. The company hasn’t said how much power the 003 will have but we expect at least 800 hp and up to 1000 hp. The hypercar will also be exceptionally light and capable of some truly extraordinary performance feats, even if it can’t lap a circuit as fast as an F1 car like the Valkyrie AMR Pro.

Production of the vehicle will be capped at just 500 units globally with a market arrival expected for late 2021. The car will be fully homologated and available in all markets and sold in left- and right-hand drive configurations. According to reports, it could be called ‘Valhalla’.

  • assassingtr

    Isn’t it ironic that a British company is naming all their concepts after vikings? (Considering the vikings damn well nearly completely invaded england and took it over. Just barely)

    • PK

      the british are very bipolar i swear lol

      • Joff


        • PK


    • Bob

      I guess they’re not still angry about it?

    • Marty

      Why would they be angry because some of their ancestors were vikings?

      • assassingtr

        Well, Lol I didn’t say angry. I just said it was ironic.

        • Marty

          Correct, it was me and Bob who said “angry”. 🙂

          But my question is still valid – I don’t see the irony. Today’s Englishmen are cultural, linguistic and genetic descendants of (among other things) those Scandinavians, so why would they not use Norse mythology names for their products? It’s part of their heritage.

          • assassingtr

            It’s not really anything other than a thought. It’s Ironic because at one point they were enemies and now they celebrate each other. Sort of like the US buying german/austrian guns. I’m not saying i’m not glad about it; I like that globalization has led us to all coagulate and move forward. Food for thought and nothing more.

  • tom

    Good way to fill your bottom line. Always too many with too much money. My question is whether how much you have is inversely proportional to whether you should be allowed to drive what you can afford. Or something like that.

    Oh, and own a landing strip.

    But since I don’t have one of those, maybe a car that goes 200 mph over the length of my driveway.

  • TheAmerican2point0

    Lol a v6

    • Matt

      You’ll have to explain the joke, Cletus.

    • Bo Hanan

      If Aston Martin can build a 1000HP normally aspirated V12, I can only imagine what they will do with a V6-Turbo-Hybrid, (see GTR & Ford GT V6’s).

  • SteersUright

    Car looks neat, but a V6?!?! Seriously? The most boring engine after a 4 cylinder? This does not belong in this car, or any Aston.

If Only BMW Made A Street-Legal, V8-Powered i8 Like This Racer

It looks like an i8, but apart from that, it has absolutely nothing in common with BMW’s hybrid sports car.

Glacier White Metallic Audi A7 Sportback Poses At The Forum

In 55 TFSI quattro spec, the A7 Sportback is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

Nissan Still Weighing Its Options On The R36 GT-R’s Powertrain

The successor to the 12-year old GT-R will either be a hybrid or an all-electric. And that’s a definite maybe…

2020 Porsche Taycan Interior Fully Revealed, Even The Passenger Gets A Touchscreen

The Porsche of the future sure is futuristic.

Chevrolet Details 2020 Bolt, Confirms 259 Mile Range

Despite being able to travel an extra 21 miles, the car will still cost $37,495 before incentives.

Audi Could Team Up With BMW And Mercedes On Autonomous Driving Tech

An announcement could come at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Richard Hammond Celebrates His Mid-Life Crisis With A (….Sponsored) Ford Ranger Raptor

Richard Hammond even shocks his passengers with some off-roading in the Ford Ranger Raptor.

Lamborghini Teases A Mystery Model For Frankfurt, Could Be A Limited Edition Hypercar

The model appears to draw inspiration from the 2017 Terzo Millennio concept.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt To Have Increased Range Of 259 Miles

The model could have an extra 21 miles of range.

Ford Thinks Its Co-Pilot360 Tech Will Silence Backseat Drivers

According to a recent study, 68% of drivers believe backseat driving behavior will go down thanks to semi-autonomous tech.