Meet Your New Car Obsession: The 2,205 Pound, 225 MPH Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Hypercar
Previously code-named the AM-RB 001, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro weighs in at a minuscule 2,205 pounds (1000 kilograms) thanks to a lighter construction of carbon fiber, the removal of items such as the heater/de-mister blower and infotainment screens fitted to the road car, new ultra-lightweight track-specific components such as a polycarbonate windscreen (with heater elements) and side windows, carbon fiber suspension wishbones, molded race seats and a lighter exhaust system.
The Valkyrie AMR Pro’s 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine developed with Cosworth has a power output of more than 1100bhp – more than the Valkyrie road car, and exceeding the rare 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Unlike traditional hybrid systems, the Valkyrie’s V12 is torque-enhanced during take-off and uses the electric motor for a power boost. As a result, the AMR Pro is capable of hitting 225mph.
There isn’t a single steel component in the Valkyrie’s structure helping give it the 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.
Oh, I didn’t mention that there is also a road car version of this insane new hypercar? Because there is. Unfortunately for you, just 25 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pros will be built and yep, all 25 cars are sold. Funny how that keeps happening when it comes to new hypercars, huh?
Yep, the Aston Martin Valkyrie road cars also utilize technology that comes directly from Aston Martin’s involvement with Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies.
Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey said about the Valkyrie, “The Aston Martin Valkyrie road car draws extensively from the knowledge I have gained during my career in Formula One, but the AMR Pro version has allowed me to work beyond the constraints of road legality, or indeed practicality! We’ve told a few of its secrets, but by no means all. I will leave it to the public to ponder the lap time predictions. Suffice to say they’re quite impressive.”
Since you obviously can’t purchase one of the 25 Valkyrie AMR Pro cars being made, you might be able to snag one of the “regular” Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercars. Although since Aston Martin is only producing 150 of those you will probably can’t have one of those either. That being said, dare to dream, I say.
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