Taking the world’s most intense road vehicle as its basis, the AMR Pro version distills the combined information, experience and aspirations of Adrian Newey, chief technical officer of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, and Aston Martin’s most talented design and style and engineering teams, led by Marek Reichman – Aston Martin’s chief inventive officer, and David King, chief unique operations officer, to develop a vehicle with the overall performance capabilities of a existing Le Mans LMP1 prototype or Formula One vehicle.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro completed a magnificent trio of track thoroughbreds displayed on Aston Martin’s new Geneva Show region at stand #2229, positioned in Hall two of the Palexpo Exhibition Centre. Flanked by the 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1TM show vehicle and Aston Martin Racing’s new Vantage GTE World Endurance Championship challenger, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro was unveiled by Newey and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s team principal, Christian Horner. Joining them had been Reichman and Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer – the official watch companion of Aston Martin and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.
Full technical particulars of the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be revealed in due course, but these headline figures that can be disclosed offer a outstanding statement of intent. Key to the car’s unprecedented track overall performance are its lightweight building and higher-downforce aerodynamics – a mixture that will outcome in a vehicle that weighs 1,000kg, but is capable of creating a lot more than its personal weight in downforce.
To accomplish this outstanding figure, all the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro’s aerodynamic surfaces have been revised in the pursuit of considerably improved downforce. Most clear adjustments are wider bodywork and significantly bigger front and rear wing components, which with each other with revised active aerodynamic manage methods tailored for the demands of track driving.
In order to save weight, this bodywork utilizes a lighter building of carbon fibre. Likewise, the removal of products such as the heater/de-mister blower and infotainment screens fitted to the road vehicle, and by means of the fitment of new ultra-lightweight track-particular elements such as a polycarbonate windscreen (with heater components) and side windows, carbon fibre suspension wishbones, moulded race seats and a lighter exhaust method make certain the AMR Pro hits its 1,000kg weight target.
Calibration adjustments to the six.5l naturally aspirated V12 engine’s emission manage systems and re-programming of the Energy Recovery System manage software program will outcome in a combined energy output of a lot more than 1,100bhp – a lot more than the Valkyrie road vehicle and a figure than comfortably exceeds the magic 1:1 energy-to-weight ratio. That’s to say a lot more than 1bhp to propel each kilogramme of mass.
The single-minded pursuit of best speed has in no way been element of the Valkyrie ethos, but even in higher-downforce track configuration the AMR Pro is nonetheless capable of hitting 225mph. Of far higher advantage to lap time is the track-only Valkyrie’s capability to accomplish lateral acceleration in excess of 3G – a figure far beyond that of any other vehicle derived from a totally homologated road vehicle.
Newey stated, “Seeing the Valkyrie AMR Pro and this year’s Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1TM show vehicle with each other at Geneva is a unique moment for me.
“The Aston Martin Valkyrie road car draws extensively from the knowledge I have gained during my career in Formula One, but the AMR Pro version has allowed me to work beyond the constraints of road legality, or indeed practicality. We’ve told a few of its secrets, but by no means all. I will leave it to the public to ponder the lap time predictions. Suffice to say they’re quite impressive.”
Commenting from the Geneva Show stand, Aston Martin’s chief executive officer, Andy Palmer, stated, “Anyone who knows me will inform you I’m a accurate racer at heart, so to see the track-only Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro with each other with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Formula One and Aston Martin’s World Endurance Championship automobiles right here at Geneva is fabulous.
“I’m starting to get used to some of the extraordinary things Newey, Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin and all our exceptional technical partners – now including Mobil 1 and Esso as Valkyrie’s official oil and fuel partners – are capable of, but the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is something truly mind-bending.”
Horner stated, “It is hugely rewarding to see the Valkyrie AMR Pro unveiled here in Geneva, another evolutionary step in the relationship between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin. We set out together with an ambitious and pioneering road map to create something extraordinary in partnership, and the Valkyrie AMR Pro is yet another turn of that wheel.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily