In 2019, Aston Martin, Adrian Newey, Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT) and the engineering partner Multimatic they worked intensively on the design of a car for endurance competitions. Thus was born Aston Martin Valkyrie, which aimed to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the new Hypercar class.
Although the project was put aside before the entry of Aston Martin to the F1, the experience acquired for the development of this prototype was crystallized in the new and radical Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.
This version of the Valkyrie stands out for not having the restrictions of a technical regulation, something that has allowed evolve in various aspects. Its chassis, for example, has wider tracks (96mm at the front and 115mm at the rear), a longer wheelbase (+380mm) and an increased overall length (+ 266mm).
The Valkyrie AMR Pro dramatically reduces its weight compared to the Valkyrie for ourselves thanks to the elimination of the hybrid battery system, in addition to a number of other measures including a ultralight carbon fiber body, the forks of carbon suspension and methacrylate windshield and side windows.
The aerodynamics were adjusted to be able to ride at very high speeds as a result of the 1.000 horsepower 12-liter Cosworth V6.5 engine. In fact, according to Aston Martin the downforce is greater than that generated by the current LM Hypercar of the World Endurance Championship.
As there are no doubts about the performance of the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, the British brand assures that this hypercar would be able to complete a lap of the circuit La Sarthe, where Le Mans is raced, in 3m20s, about 10 seconds less than the current LMH.
“The entire Aston Martin Valkyrie program has been an extraordinary engineering adventure. As an expression of the passion and expertise that can be found within Aston Martin and its closest technical partners, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is an incomparable project, a true track-only version with no rules. ", he assured Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin
“The Valkyrie AMR Pro is a testament to Aston Martin's commitment to pure performance and this performance DNA will be evident in our future product portfolio. Nothing else looks like it, nothing else sounds like this, and I'm absolutely sure nothing will drive like this! "added the executive.
Hypercar production will be limited to 40 units and the owners will be able to participate in a series of events organized by Aston Martin in different circuits, the only possible place to enjoy the vehicle without restrictions. The price is not known, but it will surely be several million dollars.