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The Aston Martin Valkyrie now comes with a Track Pack
Because what this 1,100bhp, flyweight hypercar needed was more speed
Aston Martin will only ever build 150 road-legal versions of the Adrian Newey-designed, 1,100bhp, V12-powered, £2.5m Valkyrie. It will also produce 25 circuit-only Valkyrie AMR Pros for the truly committed track day enthusiast. If you missed out on an AMR Pro, but managed to bag a road-version, fear not - there is another way.
Aston has announced that road car customers will be offered the option of a Track Performance Pack, claimed to reduce your lap times by eight per cent… assuming you have the skill to get anywhere near the car’s limits. This includes an entirely new, more aggressive and higher-downforce front clamshell panel, matched to a full second set of body panels so your Valkyrie has a suit for the weekly commute, and an entirely different body for that occasional weekend track sesh.
Very much not allowed on the road, the Track Pack also adds lightweight titanium brakes, “track-focused” suspension lowered by 50mm, and the option of Chris Boardman-spec aero carbon disc wheels. And just in case other punters weren’t sure how seriously you take yourself - as you rock up at your local run-what-you-brung in a £2.5m Aston – there’s personalised “pit accessories” and a race suit to match. Aston won’t tell us the price for the Track Pack option, probably because it would blow our tiny little minds.
What Aston did let us do, however, is visit them and pretend to be a customer for the day – speccing ‘our’ car, and a Track Pack from scratch. The pictures here (green/silver = road-legal, blue/blue = with Track Pack fitted) are the result.
Particular highlights of ‘our’ Valkyrie include the micron-thick titanium badge on the nose, acid green decals highlighting the roof’s bomb graphic from overhead, the honeycomb wheels and an abundance of ‘Mokume’ carbon fibre on the interior – a technique where the carbon is layered up into a solid block and the component machined from that – leaving an intricate wood-grain effect. Fancy.
Indulgent options, that we steered cleared of, naturally, included a gold pack – where gold leaf is laid onto the bodywork under the laquer – and woven leather on the door pockets. For Valkyrie customers that can’t make up their minds, or can’t be arsed, there are four “Designer Specifications” that steer them away from fashion faux-pas.
So, what’s the verdict? Like our designs, or think you could do better?