Be afraid: this is the 1100bhp+ Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
- Author: Angelo Rivera Mar 08, 2018,
Mar 08, 2018, 1:43
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is an even more extreme of the standard Valkyrie that is supposedly going into production next year. TAG Heuer will be the Official Watch Partner of the WEC team racing the Vantage GTE at the next 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the Official Watch Partner of the Valkyrie - the celebrated hypercar approved for road use and developed in partnership with Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies, only 175 of which will be produced, including 150 exclusively intended for road use. Well, in this curious age of four-door coupe versions of two-door coupes based on four-door saloon cars, up is down and down is up, and the best way to better your track auto for the road, is to make your road vehicle for the track.
Featuring a revised and wider bodywork, along with larger front and rear wing elements, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is purpose-built for the track and benefits from a more powerful hybrid V12 powertrain and lighter curb weight.
"The Aston Martin Valkyrie road auto draws extensively from the knowledge I have gained during my career in Formula 1", contributed Newey. It combines a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre Cosworth V12, developing 843kW, with a Rimac battery system.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro produces in excess of one megawatt of power.
Aston is still holding back on the full - and undoubtedly nutty - performance stats, but we are assured that even in the "high-downforce" configuration, this AMR Pro can hit 225mph, and hit lateral acceleration of more than 3G.
Commenting from the Geneva Show stand, Aston Martin's Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer, said of the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: "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". There's a polycarbonate windscreen and side windows, carbon fibre suspension, moulded race seats and a redesigned exhaust system. The lighter exhaust system also helps the auto hit the 1000kg mark.
The Valkyrie is one of the most exciting hypercars on the way - a collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
"We've told a few of its secrets, but by no means all", teased Newey. "Suffice to say they're quite impressive". Deliveries are expected to commence in 2020.