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Aston Martin Takes Wraps Off Valkyrie AMR Pro

Aston Martin showcases track-day Valkyrie AMR Pro in Geneva Motor Show…

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Aston Martin has unveiled its all-new track-only car, the Valkyrie AMR Pro, Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show.

An evolution of the British manufacturer’s Valkyrie hypercar, the AMR Pro combines “knowledge, expertise and aspirations” of legendary F1 designer Adrian Newey as well as Aston Martin’s design and engineering team led by Marek Reichman.

The AMR Pro will feature calibration changes to the Valkyrie’s 6.5-liter, normally aspirated V12 engine and re-programming of its energy recovery system that will result in an output of more than 1,100 horsepower and a top speed of 225 mph.

Full technical details of the car have yet to be revealed.

The car was presented alongside Aston Martin’s new-for-2018 Vantage GTE and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 car.

“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 Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer.

Newey added: “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.”

A total of 25 Valkyrie AMR Pros will be built, with deliveries set to begin in 2020.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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