Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Unveiled
It has recently been announced that Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is an “extreme” track-only variant of the new Hypercar. It includes an engine motor that can run the Le Mans 24 Hours in 3min 20sec. It is a complete combustion engine.
Aston, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, and Multicatic, the new machine builds upon the development work on the abandoned plans for the creation of a Valkyrie racing version of the Le Mans Hypercar. The original study led to a concept car presented at Geneva 2018, billed by Aston as a streetcar optimized variant.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR is an evolution of this idea and Aston said that it could go farther in numerous areas as it did not have to comply with race restrictions. The company states that the new machine’s capabilities “beyond” the original design.
Aston pushed the Valkyrie AMR Pro design further, expanding the wheelbase by 380mm and the track by 96mm at the front and 115mm at the back, without having to comply with racing rules. The new aerodynamic package, adding 260mm to the length of the overall vehicle, is equally striking. Aston says that it gives more than double the driver’s strength.
The aerodynamic package is extensively used by the airflow underbody and overwing, and Aston states that it allows more than 3G to be generated laterally.
Although to save weight, the hybrid system has been removed, the Valkyrie AMR Pro maintains the Cosworth V12 6.5 liters of the road vehicle. Aston has said it is ‘on track to produce more than 1,000 hp by the time the manufacturing starts. The engine was further adjusted to 11,000 rpm.
A substantial weight reduction effort is also underway for the hypercar.
In addition to eliminating the hybrid system, the “ultra-lighter,” carbon fiber bodywork measures include carbon suspension desks and a windshield and sidewalls of perspex.
The 3min-20second lap time on the Le Man’s circuit, which was about 8.5 miles, made the machine as quick as the new LMH cars that will compete in this year’s race.
Forty units will be produced all left-hand driving will be built, with deliveries starting in the latter quarter of this year. Buyers are invited to a special function for the track day.
Manufacturing is scheduled to start shortly. Aston Martins‘s current F1 drivers, Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will participate in the final test program for the hypercar.