When the “standard” Aston Martin Valkyrie was first revealed, it made waves and headlines as it completely broke away from the traditionally elegant approach in design by the British sportscar maker.
Now, they’ve revealed something even more extreme – the Valkyrie AMR Pro. While the standard Valkyrie is road-legal, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is a track-only hypercar that looks like something you’d buy for your kids to play. All units will be left-hand drive, with a production run of 40 cars plus two prototypes.
First revealed as a concept back in 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Valkyrie was built with the aim to win the 24-hrs of Le Mans in the new Hypercar class. As for the AMR Pro version, it will inherit most of what was applied in the actual Le Mans race car.
Even better than that; because the AMR Pro’s design and performance is not restricted by race regulations, Aston said its capabilities are even greater than the race car version of the Valkyrie.
Unlike the road car, the AMR Pro is longer and wider as a result of intense focus on aerodynamics. As a result, it can generate twice as much downforce as the road car and produce up to 3G while accelerating.
Based on the same 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine as the road-going Valkyrie, the AMR Pro gets additional weight reduction from the removal of the battery-electric hybrid system, use of more carbon fibre body work, carbon fibre suspension components, Perspex windscreen and side windows.
“Together with an aerodynamic efficiency that exceeds Le Mans Hypercar regulations, the AMR Pro promises track performance approaching that of a Formula 1 car,” said Aston Martin.
Aston Martin CEO, Tobias Moers said, “Nothing else looks like it, nothing else sounds like it, and I am absolutely certain nothing else will drive like it!”
Customers of the Valkyrie AMR Pro will receive the opportunity to attend a bespoke track day experience, hosted by Aston Martin at a selection of international FIA circuits around the world. The experience will include track and pit lane access, support from the Aston Martin Valkyrie Instructor team, as well as FIA exclusive racewear and a VIP hosted dinner.
Guess what, if all that isn’t enough, owners can also brag that their AMR Pro was developed together with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula 1 team drivers. Hopefully with Vettel, mostly.