Aston Martin reveals track version of Newey's hypercar

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro track car revealed

Now, Aston Martin has revealed an even more hardcore, track-only variant, which it's added the AMR Pro name to.

While it is endowed with extraordinary performance, it has always been vitally important to me that the Valkyrie functions well as a true road vehicle, and that naturally comes with some constraints.

Given the car's capabilities, Valkyrie AMR Pro customers will be taken through an intensive and comprehensive driver development programme.

The Valkyrie AMR Pro will also run 18-inch front wheels, which allows the fitment of LMP1-spec Michelin tires.




The Aston Martin Valkyrie is one of the most extreme road cars money can buy, thanks to its 1,000bhp V12 engine, super-light bodywork and F1-style downforce. Moreover, the braking system now features full carbon-carbon racing brakes, and the Rimac-sourced energy recovery system has been re-programmed.

Because they don't have to muffle the engine note for track use or worry about any emissions control devices, we're in to hear maximum V12 ridiculousness should we ever encounter a Valkyrie AMR Pro in real life. That means the Valkyrie AMR Pro will put out more than the estimated 1,130 hp of its road-legal brethren. According to Red Bull Technology's extensive simulation work, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will be capable of achieving lap times to rival those of a contemporary F1 or LMP1 vehicle - a pace previously unthinkable in a auto derived from a fully homologated road vehicle. Further savings come from the windscreen and side windows being made from a polycarbonate material.

The 25 owners - or "rich lucky bastards", as we like to call them - are also going to gain access to the same training regime as Red Bull Racing drivers, because you can't weigh 220 pounds and expect to get the most out of the AMR Pro.

New suspension uprights and carbonfibre wishbones save more mass, and the normal seat has been swapped for an ultra-lightweight pair of moulded race seats. While those aren't as hardcore as the near-fighter-pilot forces that a full-on, top-class race vehicle achieves, Red Bull says their simulations suggest that the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be able to meet an F1 or LMP1 race cars on pace. The AMR Pro also features F1 inspired race-spec carbon-carbon brakes as their performance characteristics are perfectly suited to the extremes of track use. The program includes time in the simulator and on the track. Tough, they're sold out already. First deliveries are expected in 2020.

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