Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: 25 planned, all sold

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Red Bull and Aston Martin are building a louder, faster, track-only model called the Valkyrie AMR Pro.

Adrian Newey, the chief technical officer at Red Bull F1 and the brains behind the Valkyrie, says the AMR Pro "offers a level of track performance significantly beyond any previous two seat closed roof vehicle".

"With the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro we have the freedom to create an extreme evolution that makes no such concessions".

Aston says that this vehicle will offer a top speed of over 250 miles per hour, cornering grip exceeding 3.3g, and 3.5g of maximum braking force. Moreover, the braking system now features full carbon-carbon racing brakes, and the Rimac-sourced energy recovery system has been re-programmed.

Future owners of the Valkyrie AMR Pro will take a driver development program to get used to the car's capabilities.

Aston has revised all the surfaces of the Valkyrie including bigger front and rear wings, and revised active aerodynamic gubbins, to create even more downforce than the road vehicle.

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro track car revealed

Naturally, we're giddy to hear that they further recalibrated the Valkyrie's naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine for more power and torque, and even giddier to hear what it sounds like through a significantly lightened exhaust. We'll still have to wait a while for the exact figures, though.

For the AMR Pro, Aston will remove the road car's heater and infotainment screens, replace all the glass with polycarbonate, and install carbon-fiber wishbones, lighter suspension uprights, lighter bodywork, and fixed racing seats. Lighter polycarbonate windows and carbon fiber are used all around the auto.

The AMR Pro runs on smaller wheels than the road auto - 18in front and rear, so that Michelin racing tyres can be used, which have the same specification as those used by LMP1 cars in the World Endurance Championship. They sit outside Formula One-inspired race-spec carbon brakes. This will include simulator time, on-track instruction and physical fitness programs.

The total run of 25 Valkyrie AMR Pro track cars has already been pre sold, along with the 150 road-going cars. When the auto debuts in 2020, all owners will be invited to special track events set up just for the model.

Only 25 obscenely lucky rich dudes will get to own the most insane Aston Martin ever built for public consumption, and sadly, all of these have been spoken for already. Deliveries aren't expected until 2020, which is about how long it'll take us mere mortals to process that this thing even exists.

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