Aston Martin announced that it will continue naming its future supercars with the letter 'V'. The most recent is the Valkyrie joining other V-initialled models namely the Vantage, Vulcan, Virage, Volante, and Vanquish.
Aston Martin to continue naming future supercars using the letter 'V'. Speculations are saying that the next vehicle from the British luxury sport car manufacturer will have a name that comes from Norse mythology again. It is said that the name could possibly be 'Valhalla'.
When asked about its next supercar in Auckland last Tuesday, company president and CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said, "The Valkyrie is not the last mid-engined supercar from Aston Martin." He didn't provide any other details except the previously known fact that the company will release another supercar as part of its "Second Century Plan".
Chief creative officer Marek Reichmann did admit that the car manufacturer has plans to bring in more of Norse mythology into its supercar family. Speaking at the Geneva Auto Show, Reichmann said, "We have a bunch more V names that we've thought of and haven't used." The next supercar is said to go head-to-head with the likes of the McLaren 720S Ferrari 488 GTB with production most likely to start in 2020 given that the Valkyrie will be released sometime in 2019.
The Valkyrie follows the track-only Vulcan which was released back in 2015. Making the Vulcan a track-only vehicle was a decision based on costs. However, the company surprised itself when it was able to sell 24 units when it was initially expected to be just 15.
The mid-engine Valkyrie will be a road-going supercar unlike the Vulcan. Palmer had said that they invested quite "a lot of money" on it to comply with road-going regulations. Overwhelming interest in the vehicle helped the company decide to produce 150 road-going Valkyries and 25 additional track-only units.