Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is designed as extreme evolution of Valkyrie Le Mans racer concept. In 2019, Aston Martin, Adrian Newey, Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT) and engineering partner Multimatic worked on elevating an Aston Martin Valkyrie race car design, aimed at winning the 24H Le Mans race in the new Hypercar class. That well-advanced design has now formed the basis of the radical new hypercar.
The new Valkyrie AMR Pro uses the Le Mans project’s race-optimized chassis, aerodynamic, and powertrain developments. The unique version of the Valkyrie chassis is 380mm longer in wheelbase and 96mm wider in track at the front; 115mm at the rear. The hypercar also features an aerodynamic package that adds an additional 266mm in length, and thanks to mastery of underbody and overwing airflow, generates extraordinary levels of downforce. The Valkyrie AMR Pro will achieve lateral acceleration of more than 3G.
the car is equipped with a modified version of the Cosworth-built 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine. Revving to 11,000rpm, this gem of internal combustion aspires to develop 1000bhp. The car will omit the battery-electric hybrid system, and will be given a host of weight-saving measures, including ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, carbon suspension wishbones and Perspex windscreen and side windows. Together with an aerodynamic efficiency that exceeds Le Mans Hypercar regulations, the Valkyrie AMR Pro promises track performance approaching that of a Formula 1® car.
Aston Martin will release the Valkyrie AMR Pro’s specification and performance details later this year, but we do know that its target lap time around the 8.5-mile 24H Le Mans circuit is 3 minutes 20 seconds.
To complement the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro, customers will receive the opportunity to attend a bespoke track day experience, hosted by Aston Martin at a selection of International FIA Circuits around the world. The experience will include track and pit lane access, support from the Aston Martin Valkyrie Instructor team, as well as FIA exclusive racewear and a VIP hosted dinner. Track days will be open to all Aston Martin Valkyrie customers, along with a selection of Art of Living experiences, driving some of the most challenging and dynamic roads across the UK and Europe, The Americas and beyond.
Physical testing of the Valkyrie AMR Pro will start imminently. The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One® Team drivers will be involved from the start to develop the dynamic set-up of the car. First deliveries are scheduled to commence in Q4 2021.