Aston Martin has also officially unveiled a new, racing AMR Pro version of the Valkyrie hypercar, which, according to factory claims, crosses the track in 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
The factory statement says that this is a machine that takes as a starting point a car designed to win 24 hours in Le Mans, and then pushes further towards exploring the extremes of performance unlimited racing regulations or registration for use on the road.
Aston boss Tobias Moers states: "Valkyrie AMR Pro is a project that cannot be compared, it is a real" no rules "racing version. The Valkyrie AMR Pro is a testament to Aston Martin's commitment to clean performance and will be visible in our future product portfolio. "
Here, the Aston Martin has extended the wheelbase by 380 mm, the chassis track by 96 mm at the front and 115 mm at the rear. There’s also a new dramatic aerodynamic package that adds 260mm to the car’s overall length and which Aston claims offers more than twice the thrust of a road car (Aston says it allowed it to accelerate laterally more than 3G).
The Valkyrie AMR Pro retains a 6.5-liter Cosworth V12 engine from the road car, although the hybrid system has been removed to save pounds. The engine is set to rev up to 11,000 rpm, and Aston states that it is "on its way" to produce more than 1,000 horsepower by the start of production.
The car also went through a major weight loss program. In addition to removing hybrids, the measures include an "extremely light" carbon fiber body, perspex windshield and side windows ...
A time of 3 minutes and 20 seconds around the 8.5-kilometer Le Mans circuit would make this car as fast as the new LMH race cars that will be competing this year.
Forty cars will be produced, with the steering wheel on the left side, and deliveries will start in the last quarter of this year. Customers will be invited to a special event lasting one day.
Production should start soon, and deliveries will start before the end of the year. The final testing program of the machine will include current drivers of Aston Martin F1, Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel.