Seeing the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro in real life is a rare sight. There will be only 40 production examples of the existing track-only machine, and a new video from YouTube channel 912fordgt captures one explosion on the runway. The video captures the car’s stunning exhaust note from its majestic V12 engine.
The car first debuted as a concept in 2018, changing slightly before the production model was released in July last year. Aston Martin stretches it 10.5 inches (266 millimeters) over the road version, increasing the overall length by 15 inches (380 mm). Aston also widened the front and rear tracks and changed the underbody for better aero.
Aston has also added an extreme aero package that gives the car a menacing aesthetic. This helps the car to generate twice as much downforce as the road version, thus being able to achieve lateral acceleration over 3G. Aston uses carbon fiber throughout the car’s construction, including the wishbones body and suspension. Aston also used Perspex for the windows to save even more weight.
One of the more significant changes during its development came to the powertrain, with Aston ditching the 1,100-horsepower (820-kilowatt) hybrid setup for the naturally aspirated, non-hybrid 6.5-liter V12 engine made by Cosworth. This reduces the weight of the car while still producing 1,000 hp (745 kW).
The video captures several cars running on an enclosed track, and sounding like a race car as it spins to an astonishing 11,000 rpm. The track-only Valkyrie looks wild with its aero package, but the road-going version also looks otherworldly with its sleek futuristic styling. It has a top speed of 250 miles per hour (402 kilometers per hour), which is sufficient for road and track.
Deliveries for the track-only supercar began late last year, and owners will be able to take their cars to a dedicated track experience. The program kicks off this fall, allowing drivers to race at famous courses such as Silverstone, the Nurburgring, and the Circuit of the Americas. There are only 40, so keep an eye out.