Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Is a Roaring V12-Powered Track Monster

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro track car revealed

Weight savings, uprated brakes and LMP1-spec racing tyres will also bring significant performance gains that will contribute to creating a auto capable of cornering forces in excess of 3.3G and a top speed close to 250mph.

It rides on smaller 18-inch wheels than the road-car version, but this enables it to use the same spec Michelin racing tires as LMP1 racers from the World Endurance Championship.

On face value that may seem surprising, given that the "standard" Valkyrie - if there could ever be such a thing - is yet to appear in its final form.

The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro's styling is all business.

Despite the fact it hasn't yet released the street-legal version of its Valkyrie hypercar, Aston Martin has already revealed it will build a track-only AMR Pro version as well, one able to keep pace with Formula One cars or top-class Le Mans prototypes.

The 6.5-litre naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12, built by Cosworth, has been tweaked via calibration of the engine unit and changes to the emissions control system.

Aston has revised all the surfaces of the Valkyrie including bigger front and rear wings, and revised active aerodynamic gubbins, to create even more downforce than the road auto.

There's no word on how much these will set you back, but with the run-of-the-mill road auto costing over $3 million, we're going to bet these 25 race cars will make that number seem low. Developed in parallel with the road vehicle, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is "freed from the constraints and considerations of road use", according to the release. The windshield is made from polycarbonate material, the carbon fiber bodywork is lighter and molded racing seats replace the standard ones.

However, what promises to send the Valkyrie AMR Pro into really uncharted territory is the upgrade to its already extreme aero package. It sounds like it'll be the wildest track-day auto out there. The car's active aerodynamics will be modified for track usage as well. It's a remarkable project. However, it won't have to be too high to get an unbelievable power-to-weight ratio as the Valkyrie is said to tip the scales at just over one ton (1,030 kilograms or 2,270 pounds). "One that's propelling Aston Martin and 25 of our most passionate customers into a new and extraordinary realm". Tailored to their individual experience and skill levels, owners will have access to the same facilities as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's F1 drivers. While those aren't as hardcore as the near-fighter-pilot forces that a full-on, top-class race vehicle achieves, Red Bull says their simulations suggest that the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be able to meet an F1 or LMP1 race cars on pace.

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