The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro – the track-only evolution of the manufacturer’s spectacular hypercar – has wowed the crowds at the Geneva International Motor Show.
It is based on the Aston Martin Valkyrie road-car, of which just 150 are being built and all pre-sold – at a cost of up to £2.5million each.
Aston Martin Valkyrie matches up with F1 car
Aston Martin said the AMR Pro version has performance capabilities that could measure up against a current Le Mans LMP1 prototype or Formula One car.
Aston Martin said: “Key to the car’s unprecedented track performance are its lightweight construction and high-downforce aerodynamics – a combination that will result in a car that weighs 1000kg, yet is capable of generating more than its own weight in downforce.”
This is helped aerodynamically by wider bodywork and much larger front and rear wing elements, together with revised active aerodynamic control tailored for the demands of track driving.
In order to save weight the bodywork uses a lighter construction of carbon fibre and the AMR Pro hits its 1000kg weight target.
Out goes the heater/de-mister blower and infotainment screens fitted to the road car and in comes new ultra-lightweight track-specific components such as a polycarbonate windscreen (with heater elements) and side windows, carbon fibre suspension wishbones, moulded race seats and a lighter exhaust system.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro can hit 225mph
Aston Martin said: “The single-minded pursuit of top speed has never been part of the Valkyrie ethos, yet even in high-downforce track configuration the AMR Pro is still capable of hitting 225mph.
“Of far greater benefit to lap time is the track-only Valkyrie’s ability to achieve lateral acceleration in excess of 3G – a figure far beyond that of any other car derived from a fully homologated road car.”
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