This is the Aston Martin AM-RB 001, the hypercar built in collaboration with Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing that is the fastest, most advanced Aston yet and the first road car to be created by the foremost F1 designer, Adrian Newey.

The revolutionary hypercar 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 with 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.