It will reportedly be one of three Aston Martins appearing in the new Bond film.
This week, Aston Martin confirmed it’s upcoming baby Valkyrie hypercar will be called the Valhalla, continuing the automaker’s tradition of naming cars with the letter "V” following models like the Vantage, Virage, Vanquish, Vulcan, and Volante. Customer deliveries aren’t expected to start until 2021, but we could see it in action on the big screen as early as next year.
According to a report by ThisIsMoney, the Aston Martin Valkyrie will appear in the next James Bond movie due to hit theaters in 2020. Its role in the film hasn’t been confirmed, but the publication suggests it will be driven by Bond and replace the DB10 that starred in Spectre back in 2015. Aston Martin is also expected to make an announcement this week although the automaker’s CEO Andy Palmer shared the publication’s report on Twitter, which gives the report more credibility.
The UK publication also claims the Valhalla will be one of three Aston Martins in Bond 25. One of them will be a classic Aston Martin V8 Vantage, which was recently spotted filming in Norway wearing the same license plate as the original car used in the 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights starring Timothy Dalton. The original Bond car featured front-firing missiles, retractable skis, a head-up display, lasers, tire spikes, and an afterburner among other upgrades, but it isn’t yet known if the car in the new Bond film will be fitted with any gadgets.
Previous reports have also claimed Bond will drive the all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E sedan, so it appears that Bond 25 will feature a mix of old and new Aston Martins. This could be the start of a new tradition in James Bond films, since Spectre featured both the DB10 and the DB5, although the latter only appeared in a cameo role. It shouldn’t be too long until a trailer for the new Bond film is released showing these cars in action.