Aston Martin admitted to the fact that there is a room for improvement in the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro. If Aston Martin does manage to achieve it, then it would be ridiculous to say the least. Officially, we know that Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will deliver a downforce of 1,000 kg and will weigh just about 1,000 kg. The downforce might be improved and it was confirmed in an interview by Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey to Autocar.
In an interview, he said that the quoted downforce by them is from early stages and current model everyone is admiring is combination of ideas put into action by the designer’s team. Previously, it was reported that Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro would produce downforce as much as 1814 kg. Whatever, official downforce figure we might see, it surely would be impressive. Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro would be powered with naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine. The engine is paired with an electric motor. The overall output of the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is 1100 horsepower and might be challenger to the Porsche’s 919 Evo Hybrid lap record at Nurburgring.
Initially, V12 wasn’t planned as V6 with forced induction was considered. Newey spent a lot of time looking at both these powertrains and finally opted for V12. Opting with V12 gave them freedom to tweak with the structural monitoring. Since, it is well-balanced engine with good NVH characteristics. Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will be launched by the year 2020. It will happen shortly after first road-legal versions are delivered in 2019 to the customers.