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Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro | The ultimate track weapon

A new supercar or hypercar that pushes the performance boundaries to new heights appears now and again. One such vehicle is the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and its most advanced model, the AMR Pro, is as extreme as track-only vehicles.

The British automaker is only producing 40 Valkyrie AMR Pros, which makes them far rarer than the 150 road-going Coupes and the 85 Spider variants that are planned. A rare AMR Pro has just been put up for sale through RM Sotheby's in Dubai, and it looks like it will go fast and for a whopping price.

Only twice has this original owner driven the Valkyrie AMR Pro: once at a private track day earlier this month and once during the factory-assisted shakedown at the Bahrain International Circuit. Strangely, the description mentions that the vehicle is VIN #08 of the 40 being produced, but it needs to specify how many miles it has on it. It also quickly hit lap times in the 1:48 area at the Bahrain circuit. The Toyota GR010 Hybrid prototype achieved a record of 1:50.125 at the 2022 8 Hours of Bahrain.

The Valkyrie AMR Pro's exterior is painted in a gorgeous purple colour that looks amazing. The large front splitter, back wing, rear diffuser, and roof scoop are just a few of the carbon fibre components that adorn the exterior, much as on all the previous models. To help with aerodynamics, even the wheels include carbon fibre aero discs.

The car's interior has matte carbon fiber, racing harnesses, and dark blue Alcantara seat cushions on almost every surface. This is about as radical as automobile interiors go, and it looks like the cabin of an actual race car prototype.

The AMR Pro retains the same 6.5-liter normally aspirated V12 engine as the street-legal Valkyrie, but it does not have the hybrid parts. With a weight of just 1,006 kg (2,218 pounds), this powertrain produces 1,000 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque while weighing around 300 kg (662 pounds) less than the conventional model.

TopGear Magazine May 2024