Aston Martin Says the 250-MPH Valkyrie AMR Pro Will Be as Fast as a Formula 1 Car On Track

When the Aston Martin Valkyrie was first announced last summer, the automaker and its technical partner, Red Bull, said it would build 25 track-only versions. Today, we get our first look at that car, the Valkyrie AMR Pro, and wow. It sounds like it’ll be the wildest track-day car out there.

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With a skilled driver, Aston Martin says the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be able to lap a circuit as quickly as a modern F1 car. That’s thanks to more power and torque from its 6.5-liter Cosworth V12, and lots of weight saving measures.

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. Also, the exhaust will be lighter, since it doesn’t have to meet road-car noise regulations.

Aston hasn’t released any Valkyrie AMR Pro specs, but we’ve heard the Valkyrie street car will produce around 1130 hp and weigh just under 2300 lbs. Just to lend some perspective.

With a skilled driver, Aston Martin says the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be able to lap a circuit as quickly as a modern F1 car. That’s thanks to more power and torque from its 6.5-liter Cosworth V12, and lots of weight saving measures.

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. Also, the exhaust will be lighter, since it doesn’t have to meet road-car noise regulations.

Aston hasn’t released any Valkyrie AMR Pro specs, but we’ve heard the Valkyrie street car will produce around 1130 hp and weigh just under 2300 lbs. Just to lend some perspective.

Aston says that this car will offer a top speed of over 250 mph, cornering grip exceeding 3.3g, and 3.5g of maximum braking force. Adrian Newey, the chief technical officer at Red Bull F1 and the brains behind the Valkyrie, says the AMR Pro “offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two seat closed roof car.” It’s hard not to believe him.

Pricing for this car hasn’t been announced yet, but it doesn’t matter: All 25 have been sold, with deliveries set for 2020.

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