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The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will chase F1 cars

The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will chase F1 cars

The automaker predicts a top speed near 250 miles per hour, and the vehicle should also be able to handle cornering forces in excess of 3.3g.It will put out more power and torque than the road auto from its 6.5-liter Cosworth-built V-12 engine combined with hybrid tech.

The AMR Pro gets smaller wheels (18-inch front and rear) to allow Michelin racing tyres to be fitted.

As if the standard Valkyrie wasn't brisk enough.

It has less weight to get moving, as well, given the track version does without a heating and ventilation setup, along with the infotainment system.

According to Red Bull's simulations, the Valkyrie AMR Pro will "be capable of achieving performance to rival that of a contemporary F1 or LMP1 car".

Not so long ago, Aston Martin unveiled an impressive hypercar Aston Martin Valkyrie and said that the plans of developers include the creation of 150 road-going versions and 25 cars exclusively for racing tracks.

Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form Enlarge

The power of the road-going vehicle 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. The front and rear wing are both larger, while the active aerodynamic systems have been tailored to track driving. These are the same specification as those used by LMP1 cars in the World Endurance Championship.

Deliveries are expected to start in 2020, which means there's still for you to win the lottery and save the money for the unlikely moment one of the 25 decides to sell his AMR Pro.

New suspension uprights and carbonfibre wishbones save more mass, and the normal seat has been swapped for an ultra-lightweight pair of moulded race seats.

However, what promises to send the Valkyrie AMR Pro into really uncharted territory is the upgrade to its already extreme aero package. "It offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two seat closed roof vehicle". 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. It's a remarkable project. And just so you know, all these units have been accounted for.

The owners of the exclusive auto will receive an extra perk for the huge outlay - access to the same training facilities as Red Bull's F1 drivers, including simulator time, on-track tuition and fitness regimes.





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