One of many highlights throughout this previous weekend’s season-opening Method One Bahrain Grand Prix on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit was an look by the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Professional.
The automotive is the extra hardcore, track-only model of the already excessive Valkyrie street automotive, and it’s destined to be in-built a run of 40 buyer vehicles, plus two prototypes. A kind of prototypes was used for the dynamic debut in Bahrain.
Aston Martin has steadily boasted that the Valkyrie AMR Professional will come near matching the efficiency of an F1 race automotive. Nonetheless, the automotive ran considerably slower through the weekend’s stunt, having accomplished a lap of the three.36-mile Bahrain Worldwide Circuit in a time of about 1:54. That is shut to twenty seconds slower than the quickest laps set by the F1 vehicles through the precise race.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Professional
The Valkyrie AMR Professional is definitely fairly a unique beast to the Valkyrie, with its aerodynamics, physique and central monocoque construction considerably altered from the street automotive. It’s because the AMR Professional makes use of unique designs for a Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercar program which Aston Martin pulled the plug on in 2020 after the choice was made to deal with F1 as an alternative of the World Endurance Championship.
Each vehicles share a Cosworth-developed 6.5-liter V-12, although the AMR Professional skips the street automotive’s KERS-style hybrid system. Peak output from the V-12 alone is within the neighborhood of 1,000 hp.
To make sure future homeowners will be capable to get essentially the most out of their vehicles, Aston Martin plans a particular program that can present entry to driving coaches at scheduled observe occasions. Extra particulars on this system can be introduced at a later date.