Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro track vehicle revealed

17 November, 2017, 01:15 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
  • Insane Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Promises F1 Performance

Now, Aston Martin has revealed an even more hardcore, track-only variant, which it's added the AMR Pro name to.

"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", said Newey, who now splits his time between the F1 team and other Red Bull projects.

As writes the European press, the representatives of Aston Martin, has posted the first images of Aston Martin AMR Pro Valkyrie. The front and rear wing are both larger, while the active aerodynamic systems have been tailored to track driving. The AMR Pro version rides on smaller diameter wheels than the road vehicle (18 inches front and rear) to allow for the fitment of Michelin racing tires. The output of the Rimac Energy Recovery System remains unchanged, but its control systems will be re-programmed.

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro

Developed with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AP Racing, just 25 Valkyrie AMR Pro models will be made and all have already been sold - at a price thought to be above £3 million.

The power of the road-going auto 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. To shed weight, it receives polycarbonate windows, an updated suspension, a lighter exhaust system, fixed seats, and a lighter construction of carbon fiber bodywork.

AMR Pro models will come with the same slick Michelin racing tyres found on the current generation of top-tier Le Mans prototypes, says Auto Express, as well as F1-inspired carbon brakes. According to Red Bull Technology's extensive simulation work, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will be capable of achieving lap times to rival those of a contemporary F1 or LMP1 vehicle - a pace previously unthinkable in a auto derived from a fully homologated road vehicle. Those forces are so extreme, Aston Martin will offer owners access to Red Bull Racing's F1 driver training facilities, so they can better cope with the strain on their bodies. This includes time in the simulator and professional on-track tuition, plus programmes to improve their physical fitness. British developers revealed the appearance and some information on racing AMR Aston Martin Valkyrie Pro. The auto itself will have its own dedicated track events for owners to show up and drive. Nevertheless, the vehicle already sounds like a beast. Deliveries aren't expected until 2020, which is about how long it'll take us mere mortals to process that this thing even exists.




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