Aston Martin has filed a trademark utility with the World Mental Property Organisation for the identify ‘Valhalla’ for use on “passenger automobiles, racing automobiles, components and fittings due to this fact,” in line with Autoguide. Whereas unconfirmed, indications level to it being the identify of the automobile till now often called Mission 003, with the Valhalla sitting under the Valkyrie in Aston Martin’s line-up.
The Valhalla will likely be powered by a hybrid powertrain that includes a turbocharged V6 petrol engine producing roughly 900 hp, and may have efficiency ranges akin to these of the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder.
Why Valhalla? In Norse legend, a Valkyrie is a feminine determine that decided which warriors could be slain in battle and carry them to the afterlife in Valhalla. As such, the naming conference would successfully tie the automobiles in properly.
“The mythology behind the identify is ideal, since you are chosen to come back to Valhalla. For me, it is rather a lot about being the chosen one, and all the pieces tied into place as we knew we’d need to undergo a selecting course of too with our clients,” Aston Martin chief artistic officer Marek Reichman had mentioned to Australian publication Drive final 12 months.
There’s extra to come back beginning with the letter V, Reichman had additionally mentioned, explaining that the corporate has a bunch extra of V-based names that it has considered and hasn’t used.
Certainly, a future Aston Martin mannequin identify is Varekai, which seems set for use on an upcoming ultra-luxury SUV. This mannequin will go up towards the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. There will likely be a higher-volume mid-engined rival, added Reichman, although manufacturing for this seemingly received’t begin till all road-going Valkyries and its track-only variations are constructed.
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