Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO revealed

Promised to be a project beyond compare, a true ‘no rules’ track-only version of the legendary Valkyrie hypercar.

The 6.5 litre Cosworth V12 revs to 11,000 rpm and produces 1000hp.

So you think Aston Martin’s legendary Valkyrie hypercar could use a little more attitude? That’s insanity, but nevertheless, Aston Martin has you covered with the ultimate ‘no rules’ hypercar. The Valkyrie AMR Pro.

When it was originally launched in 2019, Aston Martin Valkyrie was a revolutionary roadgoing hypercar, it was designed, in part, to compete within the 24H Le Mans Hypercar category and featured a bevvy of Red Bull F1 Racing technical and design elements. It was unquestionably a radical car for those fortunate enough, and brave enough, to get behind the wheel.

Now however, Aston Martin Racing have decided to dial things up even further for a completely track-focussed variant in the sensational form of the new Valkyrie AMR Pro: a machine which takes a car designed to win the Le Mans 24 Hours as its starting point, then pushes further to explore extremes of performance unconstrained by racing regulations or registration for road use.

Where the Le Mans 24H proposal was an exercise in squeezing as much performance from the road legal Valkyrie platform, the new Valkyrie AMR Pro benefits from the Le Mans project’s pure, race optimised chassis, aerodynamic and powertrain developments. Moreover, with its design and performance freed from race rule constraints, the AMR Pro’s capabilities now exceed those of the machine designed to challenge for outright victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Continuing the technology partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT), the Valkyrie AMR Pro is a car of unprecedented potency and mind-blowing capabilities. It uses a unique version of the Valkyrie chassis which is 380mm longer in wheelbase and 96mm wider in track at the front; 115mm at the rear. Valkyrie AMR Pro also features an aggressive aerodynamic package which adds an additional 266mm in length, and thanks to mastery of underbody and overwing airflow, generates extraordinary levels of downforce.  Comfortably delivering twice the amount of downforce than the Valkyrie road car, the Valkyrie AMR Pro will achieve lateral acceleration of more than 3G.

Capable of revving to an astonishing 11,000rpm, the Valkyrie AMR Pro relies on a modified version of the sensational Cosworth-built 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine. This masterpiece of internal combustion is on-target to develop 1000bhp. To save weight, the Valkyrie AMR Pro will delete the battery-electric hybrid system and incorporate a host of other weight saving measures, including ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, carbon suspension wishbones and Perspex windscreen and side windows. Together with an aerodynamic efficiency that exceeds Le Mans Hypercar regulations, the Valkyrie AMR Pro promises track performance approaching that of a Formula 1 car.

More details of the Valkyrie AMR Pro’s specification and performance will be released later this year, but with a target lap time around the 8.5-mile 24H Le Mans circuit of 3 minutes 20 seconds – blistering performance that would see Valkyrie AMR Pro battling with the front running LMP1 cars for the outright win in the world’s greatest endurance race.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers said: “Valkyrie AMR Pro is a project beyond compare, a true ‘no rules’ track-only version. The Valkyrie AMR Pro is testament to Aston Martin’s commitment to pure performance and this performance DNA will be evident in our future product portfolio. Nothing else looks like it, nothing else sounds like it, and I am absolutely certain nothing else will drive like it!”

To complement the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro, customers will receive the opportunity to attend a bespoke track day experience, hosted by Aston Martin at a selection of International FIA Circuits around the world.  The experience will include track and pit lane access, support from the Aston Martin Valkyrie Instructor team, as well as FIA exclusive racewear and a VIP hosted dinner.

Track days will be open to all Aston Martin Valkyrie customers, along with a selection of Art of Living experiences, driving some of the most challenging and dynamic roads across the UK and Europe, The Americas and beyond.  Additional information on these exclusive experiences will be released later this year but they promise to showcase the Valkyrie in the most exhilarating way.

All cars will be left-hand drive, with a production run of 40 cars plus two prototypes. First deliveries are scheduled to commence in Q4 2021.

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