The Aston Martin Valkyrie is promising to be the hypercar event of the decade when the first customer cars are delivered in 2020. Intended as the ultimate expression of road-legal performance, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is being developed with expertise in aerodynamics, power and dynamics that comes straight from the track, yet is refined enough to use every day on the road. Aston Martin believes it can go further.
This is the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, a track-only special version that is being developed in parallel with the road car. The AMR Pro is the result of Aston Martin’s ongoing collaboration with legendary Formula One designer Adrian Newey, along with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing. The AMR Pro car is distinguished by its dramatic aerodynamics, with larger front and rear wing and a substantially revised active aerodynamics set-up, allowing owners to tailor their car for the conditions and the track. The naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre Cosworth-built
V12 engine at the heart of the Valkyrie will also be recalibrated to develop more power and torque.
Inside, the AMR Pro is stripped back even further and kept strictly functional, with extraneous items removed to save weight. A polycarbonate windscreen and side windows, lighter carbon fibre bodywork and revised suspension and exhaust will all contribute to a greater power-to-weight ratio than the road car. Michelin racing tyres are fitted as standard, along with F1TM inspired race-spec carbon-carbon brakes designed for the extremes of track use. The car’s top speed is predicted to be close to 250mph, and cornering forces in excess of 3.3g plus braking deceleration of more than 3.5g will be achievable. Just 25 examples of the AMR Pro car will be delivered, all pre-sold, and owners will have exclusive access to a driver-development programme. For with such power comes great responsibility.