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Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro World Debut in Geneva

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“…the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is something truly mind-bending.”Dr. Andy Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin
Aston Martin has unveiled the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show. Taking the world’s most extreme road car as its basis, the AMR Pro combines the knowledge, expertise and aspirations of Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, and Aston Martin’s most talented design and engineering team to create a car with the performance capabilities of a current Le Mans LMP1 prototype or Formula One car.
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“Seeing the Valkyrie AMR Pro and this year’s Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1TM show car together at Geneva is a special moment for me,” said Adrian Newey. “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.”
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Calibration changes to the 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine’s emission control systems and re-programming of the Energy Recovery System control software result in a combined power output of more than 1,115 hp. The car exceeds the magic 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, more than 1 bhp to move every kilogram of mass. Full technical details of the Valkyrie AMR Pro will be revealed soon. Key to the car’s unprecedented track performance are its lightweight construction and high-downforce aerodynamics. The car weighs 1,000 kg or 2,204 pounds and is capable of generating more than its own weight in downforce.

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“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,” said Christian Horner, Team Principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. “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.”

“Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a true racer at heart, so to see the track-only Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro together with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Formula One and Aston Martin’s World Endurance Championship cars here at Geneva is fabulous,” said Aston Martin’s Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer. “I’m starting to get used to some of the extraordinary things Adrian (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.”

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The AMR Pro is capable of hitting 362 km/h (225 mph). Just 25 will be built and all are already pre-sold. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2020.

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