The Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar is spawning a track only version – the Valkyrie AMR Pro – with less weight and more power. Just 25 being built.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is already promising to be a car which sets new benchmarks for what a road car can do, but as a road car it does need to stay within certain limits.
But to show what the Valkyrie can do when the limits are removed, we’re getting the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, a monster track-only take on Aston’s new Hypercar.
Revealed today – well,a design sketch at least – the AMR Pro sets out to re-write what a track car can do too, with Red Bull – partners in the AML Valkyrie project – saying it will be able to perform like an F1 car.
That means top speeds of around 250mph, cornering forces of 3.3g and 3.5g of braking deceleration. Which should be enough to give your neck muscles something to do.
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 car. The AMR also gets shod with 18″ Michelin racing slicks, covering carbon-ceramic brakes to F1 spec.
The power of the road-going car is boosted by, basically, removing most of the emissions gubbins required for road use, with the energy recovery system also recalibrated for more effective track performance.
Unsurprisingly, AML has gone on a weight saving mission too, dumping stuff like the Air Con and Infotainment, fitting more carbon fibre suspension bits, plastic windows, fixed racing seats and a less restrictive exhaust system.
To make sure owners don’t wipe themselves out when they get behind the wheel, they’ll be taken through a driver development programme tailored to their abilities and experience, with access to the same facilities as Red Bull’s F1 drivers, so they can go and play at AML’s dedicated track days for the AMR Pro.
The Valkyrie road car is expected to arrive in 2019, and the AMR Pro in 2020. But, it seems, they’re already all sold out.