Valkyrie AMR Pro
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro - the sensational track-only evolution of the marque’s spectacular hypercar has made its debut at the 88th Geneva motorshow.
Taking the world’s most extreme road car as its basis, the AMR Pro version combines the knowledge, expertise and aspirations of Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, and Aston Martin’s most talented design and engineering teams to create a car with the performance capabilities of a current Le Mans LMP1 prototype or Formula One car.
On the stand the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is flanked by the 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1TM show car and Aston Martin Racing’s new Vantage GTE World Endurance Championship challenger.
Key to the car’s unprecedented track performance are its lightweight construction and high-downforce aerodynamics - a combination that will result in a car that weighs 1000kg, yet is capable of generating more than its own weight in downforce. The changes to the aerodynamic surfaces include wider bodywork and much larger front and rear wing elements. Weight has been saved by lighter construction carbon fibre, the removal of items such as the heater/de-mister blower and infotainment screens and the inclusion of a polycarbonate windows, carbon fibre suspension wishbones, moulded race seats and a lighter exhaust system.
Calibration changes to the 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine’s emission control systems and re-programming of the Energy Recovery System control software will result in a combined power output of more than 1100bhp, that’s more than 1bhp to propel every kilogram of mass. The AMR Pro is still capable of hitting 225mph and lateral acceleration in excess of 3G!
Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey said: “Seeing the Valkyrie AMR Pro and this year’s Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1TM show car together at Geneva is a special moment for me. The Aston Martin Valkyrie road car draws extensively from the knowledge I have gained during my career in Formula One, but the AMR Pro version has allowed me to work beyond the constraints of road legality, or indeed practicality! We’ve told a few of its secrets, but by no means all. I will leave it to the public to ponder the lap time predictions. Suffice to say they’re quite impressive.”
Full technical details of the Valkyrie AMR Pro are yet to be revealed.