Aston Martin’s Formula 1 team faced so many challenges at the racetrack that the Valkyrie AMR Pro would be better than the current AMR22 F1. In fact, Aston Martin once claimed that the latest version of the Valkyrie will be able to match the F1 around the racetrack.
Delivery of the car to consumers began a few months ago, and the British brand brought Valkyrie AMR Pro models to various racetracks to show what it is capable of. Recently, several AMR Pros were brought to Laguna Seca and some very lucky people had the opportunity to ride a gun there. It wasn’t as fast as the F1, but it was very fast.
Evan Lewis of the AerialAutomotive YouTube channel was among those who went on a lifelong ride in an Aston Martin. Lewis’s clips contain some brutal on-board footage of the car, as well as some external footage that allows you to feel how fast it is and how great it sounds.
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The Aston Martin has not yet recorded the official lap time on the Laguna Seca, but one of these images shows the car having a full on-board lap of the circuit, which ended at about 1:19 or 1:20. This is much faster than the Czinger 21C’s 1: 25.44 and the McLaren Senna’s 1: 27.62. However, this lap is not as fast as Daytona Prototype International (DPi) racing cars, which bypass at about 1:15, and nowhere else can it be done by a Formula 1 car.
When it comes to torque, it’s hard not to be surprised by the Valkyrie AMR Pro, especially since it has a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that produces 1,000 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque. Not only is this engine powerful, but it sounds really cool and doesn’t have a legitimate Valkyrie hybrid system on the street.