Packing 1,100 hp this could be craziest Aston Martin ever

Aston Martin has unveiled a track-only version of its radical Valkyrie hypercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin is yet to reveal the final production version of the Valkyrie which the British automaker is jointly developing with Red Bull Formula 1 racing team, but this extreme version of Aston’s most extreme road-legal racing car sets a new benchmark in automotive engineering. Called the Valkyrie AMR Pro, this track monster is powered by 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine assisted by Energy Recovery System that outputs a total of 1100 horsepower. While it may not sound like a staggering number when compared to likes of Bugatti Chiron’s 1500 horses, but the AMR Pro is light; very, very light. The Valkyrie’s track-version weighs only 1000kgs, or 2200 pounds, giving it better power-to-weight ratio than Koenigsegg’s One:1. This means, it’s the first production car ever to comfortably breach the 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.

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At the moment Aston hasn’t revealed much of the car’s information including its performance figures, but its designer Adrian Newey of Red Bull Racing F1 fame claims that it can generate “more than its own weight in downforce.” The AMR Pro is claimed to have a top speed of 225mph and pull over 3G at corners. Aston hasn’t revealed the pricing, but it really doesn’t matter because all the 25 examples that will be built have already been sold out. The first of the Valkyrie AMR Pros won’t be delivered sooner than 2020.

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