Regulations, rules, and red tape govern cars both street legal and for competition. For the well-heeled, these aren’t fetters, but instead challenges. And the 2022 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro revels in its lack of restraint. This is a hypercar with Le Mans prototype-level performance (and pedigree), but without being held back by racing rules or power restraints—or anything required of street-legal cars. Because it isn’t legal for either road or competition. It’s the ultimate hypercar-lover’s hypercar: only suited for a limited purpose, and magnificently specialized at its awe-inspiring role—to thrill on track.
The Valkyrie AMR Pro is what it is partly because its race version, which was intended to campaign at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Le Mans Hypercar class, is officially paused. That means it benefits heavily from that program, adopting the race car’s chassis and lessons from its aerodynamic and powertrain development. Both the Le Mans and AMR Pro versions of the Valkyrie ditch the heavy hybrid system that will feature in the road-going Valkyrie, while at the same time the AMR Pro isn’t constrained by the power or weight limits of the Le Mans Hypercar class. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.