Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia > Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-14-2019, 03:04 AM
Ecnelis's Avatar
Ecnelis Ecnelis is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,011
Poland
Aston Martin Valkyrie Le Mans 2020

Aston Martin Valkyrie Le Mans 2020

ACO Press Conference: https://assets.lemans.org/explorer/p...conference.pdf

Quote:
  • Aston Martin to enter at least two works Valkyrie race cars in the 2020/21 FIA World Endurance Championship
  • Aston Martin entry continues long tradition of British-built road cars fighting for top honours, evoking the true spirit of Le Mans
  • Manufacturer of revolutionary hypercar commits to multi-year programme

14 June 2019, Le Mans: On the eve of the 60th anniversary of its glorious win in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin announces that it will once again bid for outright victory in the French endurance classic in 2021.

Following the announcement of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s decision to introduce hypercars to the top category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Aston Martin will field a minimum of two works Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercars, specially-developed for the 2020/21 FIA WEC season, including the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Britain has enjoyed a long romance with the Circuit de la Sarthe, indeed in 2021 it will be 100 years since an Aston Martin first raced there. But it’s more than a quarter of a century since a British-built derivative of a road car claimed top honours at Le Mans, and invoking the pioneering spirit of the company’s founder Lionel Martin and the ingenuity of some of Britain’s best engineering minds, Aston Martin is now set to carry that mantle into the next decade with a bold attempt to win Le Mans and the world championship.

Aston Martin Valkyrie, the world’s most extreme road car and platform for this future challenger, is the combined vision of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and Aston Martin VP and Chief Special Operations Officer David King. It was created as a result of a technical collaboration between Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing.

In line with WEC’s newly confirmed ‘hypercar’ regulations designed to allow race-prepared derivatives of the world’s fastest road cars to fight at the forefront of world sportscar racing, the Aston Martin Valkyrie race car will draw on all the radical pillars of the road car and its track-only AMR Pro variant.

The new car will feature a race-prepared version of its bespoke high-revving normally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine. Placed within a lightweight carbon fibre structure, and featuring F1 inspired aerodynamic technology, it forms a fully competitive platform capable of challenging for outright race wins.

Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer, David King said: “The FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans represent the ultimate challenge for the Aston Martin Valkyrie – the world’s most extreme hypercar. Designed and built with the purpose of pushing boundaries on the road, it’s natural to conclude that the next stage in its development would be to measure its capabilities on the track. I can think of no better way to do that than to compete in a world championship and the most prestigious and famous race of all.”

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Andy Palmer said: “We have always said that we would one day bring Aston Martin back to Le Mans with the intention of going for the outright win when the time was right – now is that time. David Brown came here in 1959, with a car and a team of drivers capable of winning. We intend to do the same in 2021. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is primed for such a challenge and sits perfectly within the ACO’s new ‘hypercar’ rule framework. Bringing to bear all of our previous experience and knowledge of competing at the top levels of motorsport, we embark on this most ambitious project with the necessary ingredients for success. What could be more evocative than the wail of an Aston Martin V12 leading the charge into the night on the Mulsanne straight? ”
Attached Images
File Type: jpg AM.jpg (739.0 KB, 4 views)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Le Mans 24 hour race through the last few decades Sledgehammer Multimedia 16 12-28-2014 03:29 AM
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE 2012- Ecnelis Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 11 06-17-2014 12:25 PM
Gran Turismo 5 Sauc3 Gaming 1020 05-19-2014 03:16 PM
Le Mans Preview: Aston Martin returns to site of their most legendary victory ... Wouter Melissen Website discussion 0 06-07-2009 12:57 PM
Team Adt Champion Racing And The Audi R8 Finish 2005 Motorsport Season Victorious QuattroMan Racing forums 4 11-03-2005 05:10 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:58 PM.

 

© 1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com