It all happened during the high-speed climb up the hill. Failed a part worth $ 6,700.
Aston Martin’s recently unveiled Valkyrie AMR Pro is for the track only. Today it is known to be powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with 1,014 hp. (746 kilowatts). According to the manufacturer, the car completes a lap on the Le Mans circuit in 3 minutes 20 seconds, which corresponds to the LMP1 sports prototypes.
However, the Valkyrie AMR Pro’s public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed was not entirely successful – it had to stop at some point while climbing the hill, which led to disqualification.
According to Aston Martin CEO Lawrence Stroll, the shutdown was caused by an electronics failure. The tiny $ 6,700 piece that sits between the batteries stopped working for some reason. This has never been a problem before, but the development team is happy that it happened before the model was shipped to customers. At the same time, the company noted that the breakdown will not affect the delivery schedule – customers will receive the first copies in September of this year.
Compared to the conventional Valkyrie, the AMR Pro has a 380 mm longer wheelbase and a 96 mm track at the front and 115 mm at the rear. Thanks to the new aerodynamic body kit, the length has increased by 266 mm. The main element of the body kit is a huge rear wing with ends directed downward. The downforce has more than doubled, while the mass, on the contrary, has decreased due to the active use of carbon fiber.