‘Son of Valkyrie’ could race in 2020 event if rule changes come through
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing are keen to enter their upcoming hypercar project in the 24 Hour of Le Mans race.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, organisers of the race, and the FIA have proposed a new classification, which will allow road-going hypercars and concept cars with hybrid drivetrains to take part.
Set to come into effect for the 2020/21 season, the new rules aim to slash entry costs to a quarter of their present amount, and prioritise aesthetics over aerodynamics.
Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, told Autocar the partners “have a great deal of interest in the new regulations at Le Mans”, but are reluctant to confirm their entry into race until the final regulations have been stamped “because our experiences in Formula One have taught us that in motorsport ideas that begin optimistically can ebb away”.
Should the new rules be approved, the company will look to enter the “son of Valkyrie”, a new road-going hypercar being jointly developed with Red Bull, and envisaged as an up-to-date take on the McLaren P1.
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