THE ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE: AM-RB 001 HYPERCAR TAKES ITS NAME FROM THE GODS
◾Continuation of a naming tradition stretching back seven decades
◾Joins famous lineage of Aston Martin 'V' cars
◾Valkyrie name taken from ancient Norse mythology 6 March 2017, Gaydon
: The revolutionary hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, formerly identified by its codename AM-RB 001, has now been officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The name continues a fine tradition of Aston Martin 'V' cars. This began back in 1951 wîth Vantage, which was selected as a name to distinguish high performance variants of the then current model, the DB2. Boasting 125bhp versus 105bhp for the standard engine, the Vantage represented a significant increase in performance and desirability. The first time the Vantage badge appeared was on the side of the DB5.
It remained a name reserved for the most potent model derivatives until 2005, when the Vantage became a model line in its own right. Twelve years later the acclaimed family of V8 and V12-powered models has made the Vantage the most successful model in Aston Martin's history.
Virage, Vanquish and the Aston Martin Vulcan - Aston Martin's very own God of fire - are more recent 'V' cars to continue this lineage. Now, seven decades after the Vantage name started it all, the Aston Martin Valkyrie propels this uniquely distinctive and lyrical family of model names to another level.
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For Aston Martin's Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, Valkyrie perfectly captures the drama of what is not only the ultimate Aston Martin, but the ultimate expression of hypercar design, engineering and performance: '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.'
While its name is rooted in ancient mythology, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is a pure expression of modern technology. By bringing together Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, project partner AF Racing and some of the world's leading technology partners, the Aston Martin Valkyrie promises otherworldly performance befitting of its name.Norse Mythology:
The Valkyrie - literal translation from Old Norse being 'Chooser of the slain' - are female figures who select who may live and who may die in battle. The Valkyrie then bring half of those slain on the battlefield to Valhalla; the afterlife governed by Odin, Ruler of the Gods.Source - Aston Martin
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|◾Michelin joins Aston Martin's world-class roster of technical partners for hypercar
◾Ultimate road-going hypercar demands the ultimate high-performance road tyres
◾Aston Martin Valkyrie to be supplied with Michelin's renowned Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres
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|◾Revolutionary AM-RB 001 hypercar the result of technical partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing
◾Powered by a new, high-revving naturally aspirated V12 engine
◾Mid-engined, two-seats, lightweight construction, 1:1 power-to-weight ratio
◾Road and track-only versions to be available
◾Total fuel pumps installed at Aston Martin's factory
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|◾First award for new Aston Martin DB11
◾DB11 named winner by a jury of experts from ten global automotive magazines
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|◾British marque returns to Monterey for premier event in the global automotive calendar
◾Joined by new collection of bespoke cars created by increasingly popular Q by Aston Martin personalisation service
◾Four new Q cars on display commissioned by dealer partner, Galpin Aston Martin
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|ASTON MARTIN CONFIRMS BESPOKE SUPER SALOON: THE FINEST OF FAST CARS|
|◾Exclusive super saloon sees return of evocative Lagonda nameplate
◾Innovative special project champions exclusivity
◾Strictly limited series production from early 2015
25 July 2014, Gaydon: Aston Martin is today confirming a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.
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|ASTON MARTIN INVESTS MILLIONS IN NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AT GAYDON|
|◾£20m programme under way to extend existing manufacturing capabilities at UK headquarters
◾Investment underpins exciting forthcoming new model programmes
◾250 new jobs will be created across the business in 2014
28 May 2014: Gaydon. Work is under way on what is one of the most significant and exciting developments at the Aston Martin factory and global HQ for several years, as the business prepares to grow substantially its manufacturing facilities and workforce.
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