Aston Martins general manager Andy Palmer has admitted that he would be very interested in seeing the Valkyrie hypercar at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Talking to Autocar Palmer said that Aston Martin is not interested in the top level of the LMP1 race. However, if the FIA ​​changes the rules for sports car racing to allow road vehicle racing derivatives to be at the forefront of the sport, the British brand would seriously consider campaigning.

"My personal perspective is very clear: Aston Martin will never compete in a prototype category because it has no relevance to us."

"But if they allowed race derivatives of road vehicles, that would be that's very interesting for us and, I suppose, the fans.

"Racing cars racing for victory are in tune with the history of sports car and Le Mans races, and the prospect of Valkyrie vs. McLaren P1, LaFerrari and more would be interesting for more than me." I suspect, "Palmer said.

Asked whether Aston would race the Valkyrie if such changes were made to the sport, the managing director said" Watch this Space. "

If Aston Martin CK-only Valkyrie AMR Pro A variant optimized for Le Mans might be as fast as an LMP1 car, in fact Aston Martin claims that the Valkyrie AMR Pro will reach lap times with Competing over a modern Formula One car.

Beyond using a V12 naturally aspirated engine and a hybrid system with about 1000 horsepower, the Valkyrie can achieve incredible speeds thanks to the tremendous amounts of downforce says it will receive price gains above 3.3G and brake deceleration of more than 3.5G.

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