Aston Martin unveils the new Valkyrie AMR Pro as a track-only hypercar

Aston Martin unveils the new Valkyrie AMR Pro as a track-only hypercar

by Pranali Mehta

Aston Martin, a renowned British sports and luxury car manufacturer, has reportedly unveiled its new the Valkyrie AMR Pro. A pure 1000bhp combustion-engine powertrain from Aston Martin makes this machine an extreme racetrack-only version of its hypercar.

According to reports, Aston Martin stated that Valkyrie AMR Pro has been designed to finish the Le Mans 24 Hours race circuit within just 3 minutes and 20 seconds. The company would only be manufacturing 40 units, all of which would be eft-hand drive.

Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, and Multimatic, an engineering company, have developed the new machine, who have based it on the now-abandoned blueprints to create a Le Mans Hypercar racing variant of the Valkyrie. The initial study led to a concept car presented at the 2018 Geneva Show, dubbed by Aston as an optimized track version of the road-going car.

The Valkyrie AMR Pro is an advancement of that initial concept, and as it does not have to comply with motorsport restrictions, Aston claims that it has been able to go even further in many areas. According to the company, the capabilities of the news machine are far ahead of the initial concept.

Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin, stated that the Valkyrie AMR Pro is an unrivaled project, a real no rules version only meant for tracks. The Valkyrie AMR Pro exemplifies the dedication of Austin Martin towards pure performance, and these performance genetics will be visible in its future product line.

The 6.5-litre Cosworth V12 engine from the road cars is retained in the Valkyrie AMR Pro, but the hybrid system was removed to reduce the weight. The engine has been fine-tuned to rev up to 11,000rpm. Aston Martin claims it will generate more than 1000bhp when mass production begins.

The stated lap time of 3 minutes and 20 seconds across the 8.5-mile Le Mans track would put Valkyrie AMR Pro on par with the new LMH racing cars that will compete in the race this year.

Production will begin soon, with deliveries expected to begin before the end of 2021. Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll, Aston Martin's current F1 drivers, will participate in the final testing process of the machine.

Source credit: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/aston-martin-valkyrie-amr-pro-revealed-track-only-hypercar

 

Pranali Mehta

A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in a chemical firm for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience in content writRead more...