This Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro has just been released and it is the “extreme”, track-only version of its new supercar. It has a pure internal combustion engine power system, and the company claims that it can complete the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
- Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro uses a 6.5-liter Cosworth V12 engine
- It is now a track-only model and does not have the hybrid system of a standard car
- Valkyrie AMR Pro saves considerable weight than standard cars
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: What is it?
The new machine is based on development work Now abandoned plans to develop Valkyrie’s Le Mans supercar racing version This was developed by Aston, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, and the engineering company Multimatic. The initial research produced the concept car shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which Aston described as an optimized track version of a road car.
Valkyrie AMR Pro is the development of the concept, and because it does not need to meet motor sports regulations, Aston stated that it has been able to go further in many areas. The company claims that the capabilities of the new machine “far exceed” the original concept.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: Mechanical changes
Without the need to meet the racing rules, Aston further promoted the design of the Valkyrie AMR Pro. The wheelbase was extended by 380 mm, the front of the chassis track was extended by 96 mm, and the rear was extended by 115 mm. It also received an eye-catching new aerodynamic component that increased the overall length of the car by 260 mm. Aston claims that its downforce is more than twice that of a road car.
The aerodynamics kit makes extensive use of the airflow on the underside of the car body and above the wings to generate downforce, and Aston says it can generate lateral acceleration in excess of 3G.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: powertrain and weight reduction
Valkyrie AMR Pro retains the 6.5-liter Cosworth V12 engine of the road car, but in order to reduce weight, the hybrid system has been removed. The engine has been further adjusted to 11,000 rpm, and Aston stated that by the time production began, it was “on track” and could produce more than 1,000 horsepower.
The supercar has also undergone a major weight reduction program. In addition to removing the hybrid system, measures also include “ultra-light” carbon fiber body, carbon suspension wishbones, plexiglass windshield and side windows.
The claimed lap time of 3 minutes and 20 seconds on the 8.5 mile (13.67 km) Le Mans circuit will make the machine as fast as the new LMH racing car that will compete this year.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: mass production
40 cars will be produced, all for left-hand drive, and deliveries will begin in the last quarter of this year. Buyers will be invited to participate in a special track day experience event.
Production is about to begin, and the final test plan for the supercar will involve Aston Martin’s current F1 drivers Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel.
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