Aston Martin teases track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro
Aston Martin has recently released the teaser images of their new track-only hypercar – the Valkyrie AMR Pro. Based on the upcoming Red Bull-Aston Martin developed F1 inspired Valkyrie hypercar, the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be a lighter, faster and an even meaner version of the road-legal hypercar. Slated for deliveries in the year 2020, Aston Martin will only built 25 examples of this hypercar and you can’t book one now as all of them are already sold.
The British marque hasn’t revealed any technical details about the car but what is clear from the sketches is that the AMR Pro will feature a heavily reworked body with intense focus on improving aerodynamics and downforce. Powering this track beast will be the same naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre Cosworth-built V12 engine as seen on the road-legal Valkyrie but in a much higher state of tune.
Other interesting track-focused enhancements on the AMR Pro include F1 inspired race-spec carbon-carbon brakes, smaller (compared to the road-legal Valkyrie) 18-inch rims with LMP1-spec Michelin racing tyres, polycarbonate windscreen and side-windows, ultra-light carbon-fibre bodywork, carbon-fibre wishbone with new suspension uprights, moulded race seats and a much lighter exhaust system.
“Valkyrie has always been about pushing the limits and redefining the possible. The road car will set new benchmarks for performance, engineering and technology – a hypercar in the truest sense – and with the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro, those limits will be pushed further still. It’s a remarkable project. One that’s propelling Aston Martin and 25 of our most passionate customers into a new and extraordinary realm,” said Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin.
Aston Martin is utilizing Red-Bull’s F1 tech and it is expected that the AMR Pro will be able to achieve lap times comparable to contemporary F1 and LMP1 cars. Valkyrie AMR Pro owners will undergo a comprehensive driver development programme which includes simulator practice and professional on-track tuition, plus programmes to improve their physical fitness to be able to extract the best out of the car. They will also have access to the same facilities as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s F1 drivers. The customers will then be entitled to race at dedicated track events held at racetracks around the world – these people are clearly buying so much more than a car, they are buying in to an entire (extremely exclusive) experience.