What would you get if you asked Aston Martin to create the ultimate Valkyrie hypercar? What if this car could be free from the shackles of road-legal compliance as well as race series regulations? The new Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, revealed on Monday, is here to answer those questions.
Described as a car of “unprecedented potency and mind-blowing capabilities”, the new track car is an evolution of the Valkyrie Le Mans racer concept that was designed to win the legendary endurance race. Free from both the constraints of racing and road regulations, the Valkyrie AMR Pro features a modified chassis with a longer wheelbase and widened track as well as a unique aerodynamic package that adds 266 mm of length. Thanks to its modified overwing and underbody, the track car is said to provide “significantly more” downforce than the Valkyrie road car.
Powering the Valkyrie AMR Pro is a modified version of the Cosworth-sourced 6,5-litre V12 that revs all the way to 11 000 r/min. The road car’s hybrid system falls away, to save weight of course, but the internal combustion engine still manages to produce a wholesome 745 kW. Other weight-saving measures include ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, carbon suspension wishbones and perspex windscreen and side windows.
Aston Martin says it designed this vehicle to lap the Le Mans circuit in France in just 3 minutes 20 seconds.
“The entire Aston Martin Valkyrie programme has been an extraordinary adventure in engineering,” said Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers. “As an expression of the passion and expertise that can be found within Aston Martin and its closest technical partners, Valkyrie AMR Pro is a project beyond compare, a true ‘no rules’ track-only version.”
Aston Martin will be building 40 units of the Valkyrie AMR Pro as well as two prototypes, all in left-hand drive format only, while deliveries are expected to take place from the final quarter of 2021.