Aston Martin hasn't revealed much about what will power the Valkyrie AMR Pro other than stating that it will get a revised 6.5-liter V12. The standard Valkyrie, of which all 150 have been allocated, is priced between £2m and £3m. That system remains untouched but its control unit has been re-programmed. Along with F1-inspired carbon-carbon brakes, the track auto features smaller, 18-inch wheels to accommodate Michelin racing tires. These are the same specification as those used by LMP1 cars in the World Endurance Championship. Mufflers? Too heavy. The AMR Pro's exhaust will be lighter than the Valkyrie's with "minimal silencing requirements" constraining the V12's exhaust notes.
It also includes new suspension uprights and carbon fiber wishbones that you really don't want to accidentally whack into a tire wall. The AMR Pro's exhaust system will also be lighter than that fitted to the road vehicle due to the minimal silencing requirements. Weight savings, uprated brakes and LMP1-spec racing tyres will also bring significant performance gains that will contribute to creating a vehicle capable of cornering forces in excess of 3.3G and a top speed close to 250mph.
Aston Martin has revealed the track version of its Valkyrie hypercar, which will have more power and torque and less weight than the standard version when it arrives in 2020. So yeah, it's pretty quick.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Is The Track-Only Beast That Can Match F1 Lap Times
"While it is endowed with extraordinary performance, it has always been vitally important to me that the Valkyrie functions well as a true road auto, and that naturally comes with some constraints", Newey said.
"However, with the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro we have the freedom to create an extreme evolution that makes no such concessions". The car's active aerodynamics will be modified for track usage as well. "It offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two seat closed roof vehicle".
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is already promising to be a vehicle which sets new benchmarks for what a road auto can do, but as a road vehicle it does need to stay within certain limits.
With a skilled driver, Aston Martin says the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be able to lap a circuit as quickly as a modern F1 vehicle. It's a remarkable project. The brakes are full carbon units too, just like you'd get on an F1 vehicle.
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