Aston Martin presents their race-ready hypercar at Bangkok motor show
Having first made their latest vehicle known at the Geneva Auto Show last year, it looks as if Aston Martin is keen to show their latest track-focused hypercar to the rest of the world. Making its debut in South East Asia at the 40th Bangkok International Motorshow, we were fortunate enough to chance upon the Valkyrie AMR Pro in all its featherweight glory.
Compared to the standard road-going Valkyrie, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is fitted with a heavy dose of downforce-inducing elements all over its body. Prominent differences include a large front splitter, a center fin on the rear cowl, and a massive rear wing that appears like it’s grown out of the tail end of the standard Valkyrie. All these will control the Valkyrie Pro at speed as it gets powered by a more powerful version of their hybrid V12 Powertrain.
With its body made using full carbon composites matched with a variety of other lightweight materials, the Valkyrie AMR Pro tips the scales at only 1000 kgs – that weighs as if they’ve barely put a body around the motor and powertrail for this vehicle. To further decrease weight, this racing version of the Valkyrie does away with climate control as well as the infotainment system found on the standard car. We believe you won’t need those going at absurd speeds on the track anyway.
The aforementioned 6.5-liter V12 hybrid powerplant has been re-programmed and now pushes a massive 1100 PS, 100 PS more than the road-going version. This also means the Valkyrie AMR Pro exceeds the 1:1 power-to-weight ratio of the original hypercar. Top speed for the Valkyrie AMR Pro is set at 362 km/h.
Only twenty-five (25) examples of the Valkyrie AMR Pro have been built, and all have already been spoken for.