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Valkyrie be­comes an AMR Pro

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AN­OTHER BIG news from Gay­don this month was the un­veil of a track-only ver­sion of As­ton Mar­tin’s first-ever hy­per­car and it is called the Valkyrie AMR Pro. The car has been de­vel­oped in par­al­lel with its road-go­ing coun­ter­part, the Valkyrie and is the brain­child of Adrian Newy—the most suc­cess­ful F1 de­signer in his­tory. The new car is the re­sult of As­ton Mar­tin’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with Red Bull Rac­ing Tech­nolo­gies and AF Rac­ing. With de­liv­er­ies set for 2020, only 25 ex­am­ple of the Valkyrie AMR Pro will ever be made. Changes over the stan­dard car’s ex­te­rior fo­cus on aero­dy­namic ef­fi­ciency for greater down­force. Weight sav­ings were a cru­cial el­e­ment and the AMR Pro rids the road-go­ing car of ex­tra­ne­ous items and the use of ul­tra­lightweigh­t track-spe­cific com­po­nents. The Cos­worth-built 6.5-litre V12 has been fet­tled with for more power and torque, with fig­ures to be re­vealed in due time.

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