Aston Martin Valkyrie shakedown test - Bahrain GP 2022
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Does Vanity Shakedown Test At The Bahrain GP Circuit

The long-delayed Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro joined the Formula One circus as it did a vanity shakedown test last weekend. The test was conducted ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying session. The Valkyrie is a collaboration between Red Bull F1 and Aston Martin. Adrian Newey was assigned to provide his motorsports engineering and aerodynamic knowledge.

The Valkyrie AMR Pro is a pure track-focused interpretation of the “standard” Valkyrie. The AMR Pro variant sits between the extremes of Formula One and Le Mans Hypercar performance.

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It is powered by a naturally aspirated Cosworth developed  6.5-litre V12 engine, developing 1000bhp, revving to 11,000 rpm. The Valkyrie project has been plagued by delays due to its complexity. However, it seems progress has accelerated over the last few months.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers said:

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“This car is performance engineering at its best. All of our test drivers, all extremely successful racing drivers, are in awe of this car and it is easy to understand why. Valkyrie AMR Pro is approaching F1 performance levels, and we are very proud of the most extreme Aston Martin yet.”

Only 150 Valkyries will be made, costing £3M each. Of that total, Just 40 Valkyrie AMR Pro models will be produced.

Aston Martin Valkyrie shakedown test - Bahrain GP 2022
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