The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a car we’ve covered previously (as you can see here). It is the most extreme car ever created by the British sportscar maker. Well, it seems that just isn’t enough for some as it has just released info on a more hard-core machine called the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro. This version is made strictly for track use and only 40 lucky owners will get to experience it.
The Valkyrie is the brainchild of legendary F1 designer Adrian Newey. In 2019, Aston Martin, Newey, Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT) and engineering partner Multimatic worked on an Aston Martin Valkyrie racecar design. Their aim was to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the new Hypercar class. Since that plan has been shelved the company has pushed on with a no-rules track car called the Valkyrie AMR Pro.
More grip, more power
Starting point of the Valkyrie AMR Pro is the road-going car’s monocoque. It has been stretched and widened and, most notably, features an aggressive aero kit. Aston Martin says the Valkyrie AMR Pro will achieve lateral acceleration of more than 3G. The new aerodynamic package exceeds the Le Mans Hypercar regulations that, according to the press release, means the Valkyrie AMR Pro promises track performance approaching that of a Formula One car. Aston says the AMR Pro targets a lap time of 3 min 20 sec around the La Sarthe track, which makes it as quick as the quickest LMP1 cars to ever race at the famous race.
The Valkyrie AMR Pro uses the same Cosworth-built 6,5-litre V12 engine as the Valkyrie. The naturally aspirated unit revs to 11 000 r/min and produces 746 kW (1 000 bhp) in the process. Not only does it make more power but the engine has less mass to carry around. The hybrid system of the road car has been ditched while carbon fibre bodywork, carbon suspension wishbones and Perspex windscreen and side windows have all been adopted.
In his own words
Aston Martin chief executive officer, Tobias Moers said: “The entire Aston Martin Valkyrie programme has been an extraordinary adventure in engineering. 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. 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!”