Aston Martin will compete in the Hypercar Class at Le Mans in 2020. Their weapon of choice – the Valkyrie.
This year, Aston Martin is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its win in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2020, the brand will be gunning for outright victory at one of the most famous motor races in the world.
Aston Martin will enter the 2020-21 season with at least two works Valkyrie hypercars. Co-incidentally, 2021 also marks 100 years since an Aston Martin first raced at the famous Circuit de La Sarthe.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie will compete in the new Hypercar Class. To read more about this newly created category click here.
Aston’s Le Mans racer will be based on the Valkyrie road car. It is a collaborative effort between Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AF Racing. It will be powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. Like the road car, it will be based around a carbon fiber chassis with F1-inspired aerodynamics.
A lucky few will get to experience the Valkyrie AMR Pro – a track version that might give a taste of what the Le Mans racer might feel like.