Aston Martin reveals track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro

08 March 2018, 01:44 | Kristine Mills

Aston Martin Valkyrie Pro – an even more extreme version of Aston's ultimate creation

Be afraid: this is the 1100bhp+ Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro

And hear this out: the Valkyrie AMR Pro will tip the scales at just 1,000 kilos and will generate more than its own weight in downforce thanks to all-new aero tweaks. Principally because it houses a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 and Energy Recovery System - with recalibrated systems and programmes - that comfortably exceeds 1,100bhp.

Aston Martin says that this makes the Valkyrie AMR Pro capable of 225 miles per hour (362 km/h) and the ability to achieve 3Gs of lateral acceleration.

Due to arrive on the driveway of lucky owners in 2020, the AMR Pro has been created to have the performance to match a F1 or Le Mans auto.

Andy Palmer added: "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".

"Seeing the Valkyrie AMR Pro and this year's Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1TM show auto together at Geneva is a special moment for me", said Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey.

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However, if you're pondering how to make space for the AMR Pro in your garage, we've got some bad news.

The track-only version of the mad Valkyrie gets wider bodywork, huge front and rear wing elements, a revised aero control "strategy" and a lighter construction of carbon fibre. "[It's] another evolutionary step in the relationship between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin".

The non-AMR Pro Aston Martin Valkyrie has been a drop-by-drop reveal affair, with features and technical details emerging gradually. With only 25 to be made, and all spoken for, the AMR Pro benefits from the removal of heaters, demisters, and scores a new polycarbonate windscreen and side windows, carbon-fibre wishbones for the suspension and moulded race seats.

"We've told a few of its secrets, but by no means all", teased Newey.

"But the AMR Pro version has allowed me to work beyond the constraints of road legality, or indeed practicality". If you're wanting one, sorry, but the company says it's already sold them all. "Suffice to say, they're quite impressive", he added. This figure shames existing track-hypercars, such as the 704bhp/tonne McLaren P1 GTR, while even the Techrules Ren RS electric track vehicle, which produces 1287bhp, is expected to fall short of the Aston's benchmark by around 300bhp/tonne.

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