Aston Martin's Valkyrie AMR Pro puts the 'hyper' in hypercar

Aston Martin Valkyrie

As if the Aston Martin Valkyrie wasn't extreme enough, the British auto marque has unveiled the Valkyrie AMR Pro.

Aston Martin said the Valkyrie AMR Pro is inspired by the Valkyrie Le Mans racer concept, and is designed to be capable of lapping the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit in three minutes and 20 seconds. 

Aside from those, the hypercar features a longer wheelbase and wider track, more aerodynamic kit, and a V12 that produces 1,000hp.

All Valkyrie AMR Pro examples will come as left-hand drive, with a production run of 40 cars plus two prototypes. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in Q4 2021.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

In 2019, Aston Martin, Adrian Newey, Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT), and engineering partner Multimatic worked together to build the Valkyrie race car design, aimed at winning the Le Mans race in the hypercar class.

That design has formed the basis of the Valkyrie AMR Pro, which benefits from the Le Mans project’s race chassis, and aerodynamic and powertrain developments. 

Meanwhile, the car uses a unique version of the Valkyrie chassis which is 380 millimeters (mm) longer in wheelbase, and 96mm and 115mm wider in the front and rear tracks, respectively.

Valkyrie AMR Pro also features an aerodynamic package which adds an additional 266mm in length, and adds more underbody and overwing airflow and downforce.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin said the AMR Pro produces twice the amount of downforce than the Valkyrie road car, with a lateral acceleration of more than 3gs. 

Downforce is really needed, as the hypercar's Cosworth-built 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine makes 1,000hp and revs to 11,000rpm. 

More details of the Valkyrie AMR Pro’s specs and performance will be released later this year, Aston Martin said.

What the auto marque did reveal are the weight saving measures done to the car, which include ultra-lightweight carbon fiber bodywork, carbon suspension wishbones, and Perspex windscreen and side windows.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin also said that because of the aforementioned target lap time around the Le Mans circuit, the Valkyrie AMR Pro will likely win the world’s greatest endurance race.

Those 40 customers of the AMR Pro will receive the opportunity to attend a bespoke track day experience in a selection of International FIA Circuits around the world.

The experience will include track and pit lane access, support from the Valkyrie instructor team, as well as FIA racewear and a dinner. 

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