The famous brand will again go to the first league of endurance racing with its factory team.
2025 is going to be a blast in the WEC and IMSA championships – Aston Martin has just announced that it will field a competition version of its Valkyrie speedster. It even retains the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated engine, tuned by Cosworth specialists.
The engine will be modified to comply with the rules and withstand the sustained load of endurance races, it will also lose support for the hybrid system. Aston says it will send at least one car to the competition in collaboration with its partner Heart of Racing, with participation now confirmed at Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
The automaker also reports that it is working on new race cars for the GT3 and GT4 categories for the WEC, IMSA, GT World Challenge Series and various national championships – to be ready in time for the 2024 season.
“Motorsport is the ultimate expression of this pursuit of perfection. We have been present at Le Mans since the early days and thanks to these achievements we managed to win Le Mans in 1959 and our class nineteen times in the last 95 years. Now we are returning to the site of those early triumphs to make new history with a racing prototype inspired by the fastest production car Aston Martin has ever produced.” says Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda.