Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Achieves Top Speed Near 250 miles per hour

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Achieves Top Speed Near 250 miles per hour

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Achieves Top Speed Near 250 miles per hour

Revealed today - well, a design sketch at least - the AMR Pro sets out to re-write what a track auto can do too, with Red Bull - partners in the AML Valkyrie project - saying it will be able to perform like an F1 vehicle. This Valkyrie will not be road-legal and wears smaller, 18-inch wheels to allow for Michelin racing tyres borrowed from LMP1 endurance racing. The standard Valkyrie, of which all 150 have been allocated, is priced between £2m and £3m.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, added: "Valkyrie has always been about pushing the limits and redefining the possible".

The Valkyrie AMR Pro is lighter than the roadgoing version too - through a ruthless option delete process.

Aston Martin plan to make 25 examples of the Valkyrie AMR Pro and 99 road-going versions, Evo reports.

The Valkyrie road vehicle is expected to arrive in 2019, and the AMR Pro in 2020. Output for the car's Rimac Energy Recovery System will remain the same but its control systems will be reprogrammed for optimum track output. To shed weight, it receives polycarbonate windows, an updated suspension, a lighter exhaust system, fixed seats, and a lighter construction of carbon fiber bodywork. Speaking of tires, they will be made to the same specification as those used by LMP1 race cars.

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro

As you recall, the Valkyrie is the result of a collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull.

"While the core elements of the road and track versions are shared, every aspect of the AMR Pro - aerodynamics, chassis, powertrain and weight - has been optimised to significantly extend the performance envelope", Newey said in a statement.

Changes to the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro's exterior include revised aerodynamic surfaces for significantly increased downforce and the addition of much larger front and rear wing elements, together with revised active aerodynamic control strategies tailored for the demands of track driving. "It offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two seat closed roof auto". It's a remarkable project.

Just 25 units are to be built, and each one is spoken for. Deliveries aren't expected until 2020, which is about how long it'll take us mere mortals to process that this thing even exists. Adrian Newey, the chief technical officer at Red Bull F1 and the brains behind the Valkyrie, says the AMR Pro "offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two seat closed roof vehicle".

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