A while ago Aston released the Valkyrie concept, a hyper-car meant to offer the same level of performance as a Formula 1 car. At the time many people said this was not going to be possible. Well, it looks like things change as not that long ago they also showcased the 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO. This will be the car’s track-spec version and so far it looks quite impressive. For starters, unlike any other Aston on the road, this will use a bespoke chassis made entirely out of carbon fiber. In fact the car’s suspension geometry as well as the overall layout of the chassis is vaguely similar to that of an F1 car. The front end is quite high off-the ground while the rear houses the engine alongside the massive cooling system. The Valkyrie also features an enclosed cockpit, similar to that of a regular supercar. However, things inside are quite basic, but more on that a bit later.
So far Aston didn’t released the specifics about the Valkyrie. It looks like the car will be relatively lightweight as well as quite fast. For starters, thanks to the carbon fiber construction, it will weigh less than 3,000 pounds by a good margin. Some said the car will achieve a power to weight ratio close to 1:1 which would mean right around 2,760 pounds.
The car will feature a relatively simple suspension system with on-board shocks and an electronic adjustable system. This should allow the car to be great to drive while being able to handle different types of road surfaces. It looks like the brakes will be carbon ceramic at all four corners mostly in order to save as much weight as possible.
Release and price
Unlike the road going version of the car, it looks like they will only make 25 of them. The price has yet to be revealed but it looks like they already sold the cars which is quite impressive to see. Considering the performance and Aston’s past, it is safe to assume the cars were priced at well over $2,0 million.
2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO Specs
The 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO, unlike some of its new rivals, doesn’t feature a tiny V6 engine. Instead, the car boasts a 6.5 liter twin-turbocharged Cosworth made and developed V12. This is enough to offer, all by itself, over 1,100 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The more impressive fact about the car is that the AMR will also feature a hybrid system on top of the V12 engine. Thanks to this, it is safe to assume the car will make somewhere around 1,300 to 1,400 horsepower and well over 1,200 lb-ft of torque.
Aston said this should be enough to allow the AMR to hit 60 MPH in less than 2.5 seconds. This would likely be limited by the amount of grip the car can provide at low speeds. Its top speed should be well over 250 MPH which would make it one of the fastest cars in the world. Even though these numbers have been seen before, the great thing about the Valkyrie is its chassis. It looks like the car will be able to lap a circuit faster than a current F1 car. This would make it considerably faster than any other production car, even though the numbers may suggest otherwise.
|2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO|
|Engine And Transmission|
1300 hp/1,200 lb-ft
|0-60 mph||2.5 sec.|
|Top speed||250 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: over $2,0 million
|Competitors:Ferrari FXX K,Mercedes-AMG Project One|
The 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO will basically look like an LMP1 car for the private collector. The car is not going to feature any branding on it but the general design will be that of a racing car. As we said, its front end will be quite high off the ground which will allow it to feature a massive front wing.
There will be air-channels in and around the car in order to give it as much stability as possible. While it doesn’t look like there is a wing, we are quite sure the AMR will come with a massive fixed wing meant to shatter records.
The interior has to be one of the most basic parts about the car. The steering wheel will be close to an F1 wheel with the same type of controls on it. There will be a “floating” LCD screen on the center stack alongside a second screen for the passenger. The seats will be molded in the carbon fiber tub and there will be a minimal amount of padding in order to save as much weight as possible.