Aston’s stripped out, amped up, track-only version of its raging streetcar, the Valkyrie AMR.
F1 performance (featuring the same naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 built by Cosworth and Rimac Energy Recovery System) in a carbon fiber package from designer Adrian Newey. “With the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro we have the freedom to create an extreme evolution,” said Newey. “While the core elements of the road and track versions are shared, every aspect of the AMR Pro–aerodynamics, chassis, powertrain and weight–has been optimized to significantly extend the performance envelope. It offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two-seat closed-roof car.”
Extremely lightweighted by losing anything deemed unnecessary–like heaters, the infotainment system and the leather seats. Substitute instead two fixed, lightweight carbon fiber seats and polycarbonate windows replacing glass.
Additional modifications include smaller wheels than the road car (18in front and rear) so it can run on Michelin racing tires, made to the same specs as those used by LMP1 cars in the World Endurance Championship.
The Pro should be able to reach speeds topping 250mph. “Valkyrie has always been about pushing the limits and redefining the possible,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer. “The road car will set new benchmarks for performance, engineering and technology—a hypercar in the truest sense. . .”
Only 25 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pros will be built, and they’re already pre-sold out for 2020 delivery.