Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro makes dynamic debut in Bahrain

Sakhir track was the home of a new V12-powered track demon ahead of last weekend’s Formula 1 grand prix

The Aston Martin Valkyrie made a dynamic debut at last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, finishing two laps of the Sakhir International circuit.

The hypercar is restricted to track-only driving and completed its first run before Saturday’s qualifying session. It then circled the circuit again on Sunday.

The AMR Pro’s 6.5-litre V12 engine, which Cosworth developed, produces 1000bhp at 11,000rpm. The AMR Pro is capable of reaching speeds up to 225 mph.

Aston Martin fitted a bespoke Michelin tyre to the AMR Pro, which is suited for racing, Formula 1 inspired carbon brakes, perspex windows, and lightened carbonfibre suspension.

Dirk Muller, Aston Martin’s development driver, drove it to Bahrain. He said that the car has performance comparable to an F1 car.

Muller stated, “That was incredible.” Muller said, “That was unbelievable.”

“It is closer to an F1 car than any other car I have ever driven in terms of performance. Everything is perfect: the power, handling, grip, and all the rest.

Only 40 Valkyrie AMRPros will be made. All of them will be left-hand driven. Deliveries are already underway.

Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin, said that the car symbolizes high performance engineering.

He explained that all of the test drivers, who are all highly successful racing drivers, were in awe at the car. “The Valkyrie AMR Pro has F1 performance levels and we are very proud of our most extreme Aston Martin to date.”