Aston Martin Valkyrie: Track version of auto designed by Adrian Newey

Angelica Greene
November 17, 2017

Check out this. It's a track-only version of the hypercar, called the Valkyrie AMR Pro.

Red Bull Technology's chief technical officer Adrian Newey said: '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.

As writes the European press, the representatives of Aston Martin, has posted the first images of Aston Martin AMR Pro Valkyrie.

Aston says that this auto will offer a top speed of over 250 miles per hour, cornering grip exceeding 3.3g, and 3.5g of maximum braking force.

Details of the extra power and torque from the hypercar's naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre Cosworth V12 have not been revealed, but have been achieved by engine recalibration and a modification of the road car's emissions control systems. The front and rear wing are both larger, while the active aerodynamic systems have been tailored to track driving.

Aston Martin Valkyrie: Track version of auto designed by Adrian Newey

The total power output of the system should be over 1,000 hp, but the exact figure is left to anyone's imagination.

For the AMR Pro, Aston will remove the road car's heater and infotainment screens, replace all the glass with polycarbonate, and install carbon-fiber wishbones, lighter suspension uprights, lighter bodywork, and fixed racing seats. This Valkyrie will not be road-legal and wears smaller, 18-inch wheels to allow for Michelin racing tyres borrowed from LMP1 endurance racing. These include polycarbonate windscreen (with heater elements) and side windows, a lighter construction of carbon fibre bodywork, new suspension uprights and carbon fibre wishbones, plus moulded race seats in place of the adjustable road auto items.

The Valkyrie AMR Pro also gets Formula One-inspired carbon brakes to bring its insane speeds to a halt.

The vehicle has been built for track days rather than a specific racing category, although owners will not be prevented from racing them. This includes time in the simulator and professional on-track tuition, plus programmes to improve their physical fitness.

The two computer-generated images of the Valkyrie AMR Pro show the obvious changes to the car's exterior over its roadgoing sibling. The vehicle itself will have its own dedicated track events for owners to show up and drive. As tends to be the modern way, the firm notes that all of the AMR Pros are already sold. Womp womp. Deliveries start in 2020, so you'll have to wait at least that long to fork over your firstborn child if a used one comes up for sale.

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