Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro breaks cover in Geneva

March 8, 2018

British carmaker Aston Martin entered this year’s Geneva Motor Show with a crowd-stopping centerpiece. Presenting, the Valkyrie AMR Pro, a track-focused hypercar that further cements the solid motorsports partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing (RBR).

Style-wise, the hypercar evokes a mean aura with sharp, angular panels and well-rounded sleek surfaces. Dressed in a blinding shade of hot yellow with black and red panel accents, the machine indeed looks fast even on a standstill. But the looks are not the Valkyrie AMR Pro’s only party tricks.

According to Aston Martin, the Valkyrie AMR Pro’s body was designed to be wider than the road-going Valkyrie. Its front and rear aero kits were also improved with bigger wings, respectively. These are complimented with advanced active aerodynamic controls. Working together, all these aero improvements enable the machine to cut through wind with ease, achieving more than 1,000 kg of downforce in the process.

Another of its trump cards is the way Aston Martin went to great lengths just to make it lighter. With that in mind, engineers didn’t skipm on using carbon fiber, most especially on the bodywork and suspension system. On the other hand, the windows are made of carbonate materials. All these, plus the removal of things like air-conditioning and infotainment system make the Valkyrie AMR Pro reach the 1,000 kg weight target.

At the heart of the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is a monstrous 6.5L V12 mill that’s tuned to push 1,115 hp. This is done via re-calibrating the engine emission control system and remapping the energy recovery system control software. The resulting power output breaches the 1-to-1 power-to-weight ratio and enables the car to hit a maximum speed of 362 km/h.

Do note that just 25 examples of the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will be built, and that deliveries of this track-only model will begin by 2020. Unfortunately as of this time, all 25 units have been spoken for. 

Present in the Geneva Motor Show unveiling were Adrian Newey (Chief Technical Officer of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing), Marek Reichman (Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer), and David King (Chief Special Operations Officer). Aston Martin’s Geneva Motor Show booth is located at stand #2229, Hall 2 of the Palexpo Exhibition Center. Along with the Valkyrie AMR Pro display car is the 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 car and the new Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE World Endurance Championship challenger.

If you happen to be in Geneva Switzerland, check out this year’s Geneva Motor Show From March 8 to 18, 2018.

(Photos by Aston Martin Global)

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.