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The Le Mans is proving to be an interesting topic these days, with Ferrari winning the 2024 edition, and now Aston Martin confirming its intentions to return to the mentioned category. The British car maker will compete in all rounds of the 2025 FIA World Endurance Championship.

As per the regulations, Aston Martin will deploy two Valkyrie-AMR-LMH hypercars, built on a race-optimised carbonfibre chassis. A modified version of the Cosworth-built 6.5-litre V12 will power these hypercars, which, in the road-going Valkyrie AMR, produces about 1000 bhp and revs up to 11,000 rpm. In order to comply with the Balance of Performance requirements, and to withstand the rigours of long-distance racing, the engine is being worked upon accordingly. The battery-driven hybrid system will not be present here.

This will be the first time since 1959 that Aston Martin will compete at the Circuit de la Sarthe, joined by team Heart Of Racing. The organizers of the Le Mans recently announced a regulation change, which states that every participating manufacturer must enter two cars from 2025 onwards.

Aston Martin’s legacy dates way back to 1928 when it made its debut, where both cars unfortunately failed to finish. The car maker continued to participate and win classes, and even stayed away from racing until 1946. However, its maiden and overall Le Mans victory came in 1959, with Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori behind the wheel. We don’t need to tell you who Shelby is, do we?

The 93rs 24 Hours Of Le Mans returns on June 14-15, 2025; stay tuned for more updates!