Taken from the name of the supernatural female beings in Norse mythology who decided human fates on the battlefield, Valkyrie “perfectly captures the drama of what is not only the ultimate Aston Martin, but the ultimate expression of hypercar design, engineering and performance,” said Marek Reichman, the automaker’s chief creative officer, in a press release.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of what we are expecting to happen over the next few years, based on our collected knowledge and conversations with senior Aston managers, including CEO Andy Palmer. It isn’t exhaustive—the company loves to pull surprises—but it gives a good impression of the deluge of Aston product we can expect.
Due out in 2021, the second mid-engine supercar will likely pack a V12 engine and, like the Valkyrie, incorporate most of its aerodynamic trickery underneath the car.
While the upcoming mid-engine Aston Martin likely won’t be as flamboyant and aerodynamic-heavy as the Valkyrie, it will likely borrow some of the Valkyrie’s technology and information gleaned from that project. Palmer finished the press conference however, not talking about the mid-engine car, but stating that fans of the manual transmission won’t be disappointed any time soon.