Aston Martin may bring extra-hardcore track-pack to Valkyrie hypercar
According to new rumours, Aston could very well bring a track-pack to the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar.
I know what you’re thinking: “isn’t the Aston Martin Valkyrie meant to be the most hardcore hypercar around? Why does it need a track-pack?”. Good question, that we currently don’t have an answer to. But according to rumours published by The Supercar Blog, Aston Martin may be offering the Valkyrie in an even more track-focused guise.
If true, the track-pack will draw closer relation between the regular road-going Valkyrie and the track-only AMR Pro version. It’s unclear whether Aston Martin would release the track-pack as an option available on the current run of 150 Valkyries, or whether it would release it as an additional model.
While the track-pack wouldn’t necessarily have to be any more stripped back in comparison with the standard Valkyrie, it could prove its purpose in many other ways - such as additional aero, or a different suspension setup. This, of course, is mere speculation until Aston either confirm or debunk these rumours.
From the very inception of the Valkyrie project, Aston has endeavoured for the car to have a power-to-weight ratio of at least 1000bhp-per-tonne. A couple of months ago, Cosworth - the people who make the Valkyrie’s 6.5L naturally aspirated V12 - accidentally tweeted that it would produce 1130bhp. Whether this includes the hybrid assistance that will replace the Valkyrie’s 1st and reverse gears in the new concept transmission however remains to be seen.
The Valkyrie has been teasing us with its supposed omnipotence for a few years now, and with any luck, we shouldn’t have all that much longer to wait before we find out just how fast it is. With Aston scheduled to commence building the car soon, and the first customer deliveries set for early 2019, information about this divine creature should hopefully be released soon.
But now I want to ask you guys: do you think Aston will make a track-pack for the Valkyrie, or do you think it’s completely unnecessary? Let me know in the comments.
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