A few days ago, the leaked film of the top Aston Martin Valkyrie did not show a new version, but the production form of a purely circuit special AMR Pro.
When a picture of the hitherto unknown Aston Martin Valkyrie appeared on the Internet a few days ago, many assumed that it would be a completely new variant. The carmaker refused to comment on the new film, but relatively quickly admitted what it was all about.
Just today, the production circuit special Valkyrie AMR Pro was officially introduced, which perfectly corresponds to what we saw a few days ago. Compared to the originally presented form, the production AMR Pro will offer even more extreme aerodynamic shapes.
But let’s start with what can’t be seen. The production version of the Valkyrie AMR Pro lost its hybrid system due to its weight reduction, which also affected the performance. The atmospheric 6.5-liter V12, built in Cosworth’s workshops, no longer offers over 1,100 horsepower, but still spins up to 11,000 rpm and its output has reached an impressive 1,000 horsepower.
However, the technicians also compensate for the reduction in performance by lightening the body, which is completely carbon, increased by 266 mm in width, by 380 mm in length and received new aerodynamic elements. Some suspension elements are then made of carbon, while the rest of the chassis has been optimized with an emphasis on the best possible aerodynamics.
In short, Aston Martin engineers did not underestimate any detail, even the glasses are made of perspex, which should make them lighter. And the result should be phenomenal. Compared to the Aston Martin Valkyrie road, the AMR Pro version offers up to twice the downforce and lateral overload exceeding 3G.
The complete technical information is yet to be published, but the carmaker has already boasted that its goal is to conquer the famous Le Mans circuit in 3 minutes and 20 seconds. Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro could thus get on time with LMP1 class racing machines.
In conclusion, the manufacturer added that a total of only 40 cars plus two prototypes will be created. Production will take place only in the specification with the steering wheel on the left side and the first customers should get to their cars during the fourth quarter of this year.