Following its brief appearance at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin has finally revealed the production version of the new Valkyrie AMR Pro that will participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans hypercar series with the aim of lapping the 14-kilometre circuit in 3 min and 20 seconds.
Unlike the road-legal model, the AMR Pro hypercar is built on a unique Valkyrie chassis with a wheelbase that is 380 mm longer, 96 mm wider in the track at the front and 115 mm at the back.
On the outside, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is fitted with an aerodynamic package that adds 266 mm of length while also delivering twice the amount of downforce for a lateral acceleration of more than 3G.
Powering the AMR Pro is a modified version of the Cosworth-built 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine with 745 kW and can rev up to 11,000 r/min. As a manner of saving weight, Aston Martin has fitted the AMR Pro with ultra-lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, carbon suspension wishbones, a perspex windscreen and side mirrors. The battery-electric hybrid system has also been deleted.
There aren’t in-depth specification or performance details relating to the Valkyrie AMR Pro as of yet, but only 40 cars and two prototypes will be built with the primary deliveries earmarked to start out within the fourth quarter of the year.
Aston Martin will begin testing the Valkyrie AMR Pro imminently with the brand’s Cognizant Formula One Team drivers set to get involved from the start to fine tune the dynamics of the car.