For years, Aston Martin has dominated the best-names-for-a-car-ever category with cars like the Vantage and Vanquish, and the company’s upcoming hypercar collaboration with Red Bull Racing finally gets a proper name: Valkyrie.
The name, culled from Norse mythology, has a perfectly appropriate meaning: chooser of the slain.
At casual glance, the Valkyrie could be mistaken for just another hypercar, but this Valkyrie is something different. It’s the first road car that F1 engineering legend Adrian Newey has been involved, and with extreme packaging and aerodynamic performance, the Valkyrie is expected to establish new levels of hypercar performance.
Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, understands the importance of the company’s naming tradition and said, “Aston Martin model names have deep meaning. They need to inspire and excite. To tell a story and enrich a narrative that stretches back some 104-years. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an incredibly special car that demands an equally remarkable name; an uncompromising car that leaves nothing in reserve. The connotations of power and honour, of being chosen by the Gods are so evocative, and so pertinent to a car that only a fortunate few will ever experience.”
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