You might have thought Valkyrie was a figure out of ancient Norse mythology but now we know that with a capital V it’s a 1,000bhp 200mph-plus F1 car for the road. As such it will indeed be aiming to give a big V sign to every other road-legal car ever made, including what promises to be its closest rival from Mercedes-AMG. Ahead of that car’s debut at Frankfurt in September, we can still only guess at what that will be called.
Born out of F1 design supremo Adrian Newey’s dream to build the supercar to beat all supercars and developed in partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, Aston Martin’s most extreme car ever has its European debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show.
Officially now the Aston Martin Valkyrie, there is no mention in the name of Red Bull or the car’s famous father, but it’s a certainty that the car will feature Adrian Newey’s name somewhere.