The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro has made it’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a track-only version of the jaw-dropping Valkyrie hypercar, which means it will be able to deliver even crazier performance figures.
Thanks to Adrian Newey (Chief Technical Officer of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing), Marek Reichman (Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer), David King (Chief Special Operations Officer), and Aston Martin’s design / engineering teams, the Valkyrie AMR Pro will have the performance capabilities of a Le Mans LMP1 prototype or Formula One car.
At the moment we don’t know the full specifications of the car, but we do know that it weighs 1000kg, and is capable of generating more than it’s own weight in downforce. Also, the Valkyrie AMR Pro will have a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine that can produce more than 1100bhp, helping the car to exceed a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.
Moreover, this Valkyrie hypercar on steroids is expected to hit speeds of around 225mph. Not having to make this car road-legal has given the team at Aston Martin a chance to squeeze every ounce of performance out of this car. Here is what Aston Martin’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer, had to say:
“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. I’m starting to get used to some of the extraordinary things Adrian (Newey), Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin and all our exceptional technical partners – now including Mobil 1 and Esso as Valkyrie’s official oil and fuel partners – are capable of, but the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is something truly mind-bending.”
You will not be surprised to hear that all twenty-five Valkyrie AMR Pro’s have already been sold. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2020. I’m looking forward to finding out more about this car when full specifications are released.