The future of Aston Martin is neon green. Just days after impressing us with its bright 2018 Vantage and Vantage GTE, Aston Martin is at it again – this time redefining the limits of performance with its neon green Valkyrie AMR Pro hypercar that’s free from the constraints of road rules. Sorry guys, this one’s track only.
The brainchild of Adrian Newey, the most successful Formula One designer of all-time, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro’s exterior surfaces have been revised in the pursuit of significantly increased downforce, with active aerodynamic control strategies tailored for the demands of track driving.
The hypercar’s naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre Cosworth-built V12 engine develops more power and torque with a top speed predicted to be 250m/h or 402km/h. 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 car.
Aston Martin lowered the weight of the vehicle by removing extraneous items like the heater/de-mister blower and infotainment screens and through the fitment of new ultra-lightweight track-specific components. 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.
Given the car’s extraordinary capabilities Valkyrie AMR Pro customers will be taken through an intensive and comprehensive driver development programme. Tailored to their individual experience and skill levels, owners will have access to the same facilities as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s F1TM drivers. This includes time in the simulator and professional on-track tuition, plus programmes to improve their physical fitness.
If you were hoping to become one of those customers we have some bad news, all 25 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pros are already sold. This is impressive when you consider the vehicle is still in the simulation phase. The lucky owners are expected to receive their rides in 2020.