Wednesday, May 18

The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is not what we expected | Digital Trends Spanish


It has not yet begun to sell and already the English manufacturer of hypercars Aston martin, has just confirmed the production of the first variant of the Valkyrie your ‘race car’ for the streets. This is the Valkyrie AMR Pro, which unlike the ‘basic’ model will only be suitable for racetracks.

This is not the exclusive version for tracks with a hybrid powertrain based on the original model that we have heard rumors of for years, and that according to versions of the Valkyrie genesis was the true reason for the model to exist. The Valkyrie AMR Pro will be a non-hybrid version of the Valkyrie, for tracks only, complemented by a completely new aerodynamic kit, which tries to make the Valkyrie a suitable vehicle for racing at LeMans.

The project that ended with the creation of the Valkyrie for streets ran in parallel with that of the creation of the hybrid version of tracks, and although the second was ultimately aborted, many of the lessons learned during its development are being applied to the Valkyrie AMR. Pro.

The aerodynamics of the track Valkyrie is going to be completely different from that of the street model, while its wheelbase was stretched by a total of 15.0 inches (38.1 centimeters). Visually, the new axle base will be offset by 8.3 inches (26.7 cm) more overall length, achieved by a new, larger front air splitter that adds 3.8 (9.6 cm) inches of length to the front, and a rear spoiler that add 4.5 inches (11.4 cms) behind.

Aston claims that the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be capable of producing twice the downforce as the street version, which can translate into a maximum of up to 8,000 pounds of downforce, or the equivalent of the weight of a medium elephant, to be sure. of keeping the Valkyrie AMR Pro with all four wheels firmly planted on the track, with the desired consequences in greater safety and ride stability, and to prevent the car from flying off the track.

That will allow the Valkyrie AMR Pro to achieve up to 3g of lateral acceleration. Aston promises that the car will be able to make a lap of the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit in 3:20. We will be watching.

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