Back in October we welcomed the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro to Catesby Tunnel.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is one of the world’s most astonishing track-only hypercars, engineered to explore the extremes of performance, unconstrained by road or racing regulations. Built in conjunction with engineering partner, Multimatic, who put the Aston Martin hypercar through a series of aerodynamic tests at Catesby Tunnel.
The tunnel houses a 2.7km long, purpose-built, straight road test track allowing an extensive range of vehicle assessment studies to be carried out on full scale vehicles. Capable of providing accurate and affordable full scale aerodynamic and performance data. The sealed, underground working section ensures there is no wind and minimal temperature changes, therefore providing a controlled environment for assured repeatable testing. The tarmac surface is also incredibly smooth and flat, again helping to ensure new levels of repeatability for real-world testing.
“It is the perfect facility for systems and performance testing, and the validation process becomes increasingly important when a car is so complex in design.” – Jon Paton, Group Leader at Catesby Projects.