Last weekend’s season-opening Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix provided the perfect opportunity for British ultra-luxury car manufacturer, Aston Martin, to show off its most extreme car yet.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is one of the world’s most astonishing track-only cars, engineered to explore the extremes of performance, unconstrained by road or racing regulations. This radical evolution of the already game-changing Aston Martin Valkyrie is the ultimate expression of performance, with a naturally aspirated V12 engine, developing 1000bhp, revving to 11,000 rpm, this extreme masterpiece of performance engineering provides the most exhilarating track driving experience imaginable. Together with an aerodynamic efficiency that exceeds Le Mans Hypercar regulations, the Valkyrie AMR Pro provides track performance approaching that of the Formula 1® cars that battled for the chequered flag in Bahrain.
Dirk Müller, development driver, was behind the wheel for the dynamic debut of the no rules hypercar. He said: “That was unbelievable. I know everyone says that about cars all the time but seriously, this car is something else. It’s closer to an F1 car in terms of performance than anything else I have ever driven. The power, the handling, the grip, everything is perfect.”
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro completed two runs during the Grand Prix weekend, ahead of Saturday’s Qualifying session and on Sunday morning before the big race. It has been many years since Formula 1® cars were powered by V12 engines so the Cosworth-built 6.5-liter powerplant in the Valkyrie AMR Pro provided a special aural treat for the fans.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers said: “This car is performance engineering at its best. All of our test drivers, all extremely successful racing drivers, are in awe of this car and it is easy to understand why. Valkyrie AMR Pro is approaching F1 performance levels, and we are very proud of the most extreme Aston Martin yet.”
Following the first successful deliveries of Aston Martin’s highly anticipated hypercar, all Valkyrie customers will have the opportunity to take part in a dedicated Aston Martin track experience program. Some of the most iconic FIA circuits around the world – from Yas Marina to Silverstone; Nürburgring to Fuji and to the Circuit of the Americas will form part of a unique program that will commence in the Autumn and will include trackside support from a roster of legendry drivers from the F1 and endurance racing world.
Just 40 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will be produced, and the first deliveries have commenced. Valkyrie AMR Pro has no rules, no limits.