Aston Martin’s insane Valkyrie is the most extreme car the company has built, until it finished the AMR Pro versions that is.
In 2020, 25 of AM’s customers should find themselves in the possession of their new Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pros, a track-focused version of Aston’s ultimate road car. With more power and torque pumping through the 6.5-litre V12 (though we don’t know how much yet), an aerodynamic redesign, and LMP1-spec racing Michelins, extreme seems like an understatement.
The AMR Pro will also aim for a top speed over 400km/h, and the ability to sustain “cornering forces in excess of 3.3g and braking deceleration of more than 3.5g.”Aston CEO Andy Palmer says the aim of the AMR Pro is to test the bounds of what Aston Martin can do in terms of performance.
“Valkyrie has always been about pushing the limits and redefining the possible,” Palmer says.
“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”.
Red Bull Technology chief technical officer says the Valkyrie should still retain its ability to be a useable road car after the changes have been implemented. “While it is endowed with extraordinary performance, it has always been vitally important to me that the Valkyrie functions well as a true road car, and that naturally comes with some constraints,” says Newey.
“However, with the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro we have the freedom to create an extreme evolution that makes no such concessions. “While the core elements of the road and track versions are shared, every aspect of the AMR Pro – aerodynamics, chassis, powertrain and weight – has been optimised to significantly extend the performance envelope.
“It offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two seat closed roof car.”