Is a hybrid boring? Not if he gets away from Aston Martin! The street-legal variant of the Aston Martin Valkyrie weighs just over 1000 kilograms and gets 1160 hp and 900 Nm of torque from a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 and an electric motor. Is a hybrid boring? The Valkyrie reportedly goes from standstill to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds. Its twelve-cylinder engine rotates at a maximum of 11,000 revolutions per minute! How does that sound? Like in this video.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro has an interesting history. Originally it was intended for the new hypercar class at Le Mans, but when its rules changed, Aston Martin withdrew. Based on Aston Martin's racing car design, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is intended to be the ultimate track toy for the wealthy.
And because the Valkyrie AMR Pro is, the model doesn't have to follow racing regulations. The new Aston Martin is therefore even faster than the Le Mans car, with a 1014 hp naturally aspirated V12 without electric assistance. The electric motor and battery of the 'regular' Valkyrie have cleared the field. This is to save weight. The Valkyrie AMR Pro has a 38 cm longer wheelbase than the Valkyrie and is 26.6 centimeters longer due to the extreme aerodynamic adjustments.
According to Aston Martin, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is capable of a lap of Le Mans in 3.20 minutes. That makes it about as fast as the Le Mans-winning LMP1 prototypes. Valkyrie AMR Pro buyers can experience what it feels like to go through the corner with 3G lateral forces during Aston Martin organized track days. The first forty customers will receive their car in the last quarter of this year.
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