Aston Martin has officially revealed its Valkyrie AMR Pro, the most extreme version of an already extreme vehicle.
The AMR Pro is the track-only version of its Valkyrie hypercar, and only 25 are going to be built.
It employs a hybrid 6.5-litre V12 which churns out a whopping 820kW and weighs approximately 1000kg. This makes its power-to-weight in bhp better than 1:1.
Even with its massive downforce, the Valkyrie AMR Pro can hit a top speed of 362km/h, though Aston says its ability to withstand 3G of lateral acceleration is of more importance.
Chief technical officer for Red Bull Racing Adrian Newey says working with Aston to develop the AMR Pro has been quite special for him personally.
“Seeing the Valkyrie AMR Pro and this year’s Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 show car together at Geneva is a special moment for me,” Newey says.
“The Aston Martin Valkyrie road car draws extensively from the knowledge I have gained during my career in Formula One, but the AMR Pro version has allowed me to work beyond the constraints of road legality, or indeed practicality!
“We’ve told a few of its secrets, but by no means all. I will leave it to the public to ponder the lap time predictions. Suffice to say they’re quite impressive.”
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says the AMR Pro version of the Valkyrie appeals not only to his personal interest in motorsport, but also Aston’s history with it.
“Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a true racer at heart, so to see the track-only Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro together with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Formula One and Aston Martin’s World Endurance Championship cars here at Geneva is fabulous.
“I’m starting to get used to some of the extraordinary things Adrian (Newey), Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin and all our exceptional technical partners – now including Mobil 1 and Esso as Valkyrie’s official oil and fuel partners – are capable of, but the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is something truly mind-bending.”
All 25 examples of the Aston Martin AMR Pro which are to be built have been spoken for, with the lucky (and wealthy) owners expected to take delivery in 2020.
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