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Aston Martin Returning to Le Mans in 2025 With Valkyrie Hypercar, Expect Big Things

The Aston Martin Valkyrie might just be the ultimate British driving machine in its road-legal configuration. With over 1,100 horsepower of hybrid drivetrain to work with and a sticker price that'd make dozen-room mansions in Beverly Hills blush, there's a sense there's not much Aston Martin's halo-vehicle can't do. As per the latest reports, Aston Martin thinks dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans is well within its capabilities. If you ask us, we're totally inclined to agree with them.
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That's right, folks, come the 2025 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin fully intends to commit a special race-tuned variant of the Valkyrie to the time-honored event. With its goal set out to bring Aston Martin back to the forefront of international endurance racing, there's every reason to suspect the Valkyrie would be nothing short of brilliant for the most grueling and intensive race of them all. Under the new plans, Aston Martin plans to run the Valkyrie not just at Le Mans but also in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships.

Under these plans, the Valkyrie would have the opportunity to race not just at Le Mans but also at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona. With the kind of insane horsepower and aerodynamic prowess the Valkyrie brings to the table, we have every reason to suspect the monstrous machine has every chance not just to be competitive but to win each event it enters. You can't say the same about quite a few vehicles entering a prestigious racing series for the first time.

With a bespoke and purpose-built Valkyrie explicitly designed to meet the LMH hypercar regulations at their disposal, Aston Martin looks poised to remain competitive on both a short-term and long-term basis in the planet's most brutal racing. "We have been present at Le Mans since the earliest days, and through those glorious endeavors, we succeeded in winning Le Mans in 1959 and our class 19 times over the past 95 years," declared Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda. "Now we return to the scene of those first triumphs, aiming to write new history with a racing prototype inspired by the fastest production car Aston Martin has ever built.

With Aston Martin actively planning to expand into Formula One as well as its future exploits in endurance racing, the conditions might soon be just right for the brutes from Great Britain to cement their place in the upper echelon of modern racing the exact same way the company once was in years long passed. In a world of professional racing actively seen as more boring and less engaging than it once was, that's a breath of fresh air if there ever was one.

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