Aston Martin AM-RB 003 Hypercar Could Be Called ‘Valhalla’

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has dropped a major hint with regards to what the upcoming AM-RB 003 hypercar could be called when it finally goes into production.

Palmer was talking to Autonews Europe in Geneva when he said “Valhalla is a name we have registered in our naming book,” although he didn’t confirm that it would be for the 003, which is due out in 2021 and will be powered by a new V6 hybrid unit developed in-house by the British automaker.

According to Aston Martin, the AM-RB 003 (limited to 500 units) will have performance to “meet and surpass existing top-end hybpercar rivals,” which is why it’s expected to cost more than £1 million ($1.31 million).

Like the Valkyrie, the 003 was also developed with the help of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, a division of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. Palmer also addressed how much it meant for his company to work with Red Bull chief engineer Adrian Newey on this project, saying “one of the things about working with Adrian is the F1 obsession with weight, beyond anything I’ve seen in the car industry. It’s changed our thinking.”

He used the cockpit design as an example, where instead of an infotainment screen you just get a holder for your smartphone.

“In those kind of cars, you are trying to take weight out where you can. You have already got the smartphone in your pocket,” said the Aston Martin boss.

As for the design, the AM-RB 003 is clearly influenced by the Valkyrie, although the automaker claims that it’s more of a “distillation of Aston Martin Valkyrie and not a dilution.”

But what do you think about the name? Should Aston stick with the Norse Mythology theme for this upcoming hypercar, or try something else?

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  • Bo Hanan

    Valhalla: is a place from Norse mythology equivalent to Christian Heaven. In Valhalla the souls are said to dine with the Gods in the great hall of Odin(King of the Gods). It is said to be in Asgard.
    -Ok, sure…..

  • Eagle By Singer

    Love the car, and if that’s the name, well… I’ll be fine with that.

  • Six_Tymes

    “You shall ride eternal. Shiny, and chrome!”

  • CBV2020

    Even if this car was called AM-RB “S#itHead 1”, I would place my picture on the plate and drive it with pride and joy.

  • Bo Hanan

    AS a Christian and someone who has a relationship with Jesus Christ- “Hall of the Slain” would appear to be, Hell-The Pit-Lake of Fire.

    • assassingtr

      That’s probably why the vikings enjoyed murdering Christians when they invaded England back in the day when they said stuff like that to them. Afterwards they thought they were doing honor to their gods by raiding, killing, looting and raping. Funny how religion works isn’t it.

      • Bo Hanan

        I DO NOT know about “religion.” Mine is a “relationship.

        • assassingtr

          Ok.

      • McFly

        Yep. To be fair, Christian have always “done honor” to their god by raiding, killing, looting and raping. Even though mostly the last part is done nowadays.

        Also, many vikings were Christian. 🙂

        And lastly: according to Christian mythology, being slain in your struggle is sort of the finest thing you can do, right? Ask Jesus.

        • Truenorth 1960

          ” And lastly…” lt is a bit more specfic than that, but I will leave it to you to actually read the New Testament to learn that.

          • McFly

            I thought it was specific enough in a discussion about the naming of cars. 🙂
            But let’s just say martyrdom has always been an important part of Christianity.

            (I have read the New Testament. And more.)

      • Truenorth 1960

        And then ultimately converted to Christianity.

  • MIL1234

    il really like the steering wheel

  • DaruniaG

    I think it’s ridiculous that a british brand are using names from scandinavian heritage. The brits used to be robbed and killed by the vikings

    The design of this car is beautiful though

  • Truenorth 1960

    I just hope Aston didn’t stop making beautiful cars like there regular line up where beautiful, seniors sensuous curves are given precedence over ultimate aerodynamics that get you 1 or 2% percent better lap times on a race track with a professional driver.

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