Aston Martin’s full-throttle, no-limits flagship hypercar ergo the Aston Martin Valkyrie, has been the pinnacle of troublesome development for the maker of James Bonds’ favorite sports cars. The $3.2M ultracar is in essence Formula One derived technology for the road. And the advanced technical engineering required to make it work has caused multiple delays. After one issue arises and is fixed, another issue is discovered. But the delays haven’t stopped customers from placing an order because the limited production run of 125 units is sold out. Clearly, there is a lot of anticipation surrounding the Valkyrie, not least because it has been designed by Adrian Newey, Formula One’s equivalent to Albert Einstein.
The first customer car build was completed on November 4, however, the complex electronic systems have been causing much head-scratching and are the main cause behind the delays. As of now, no retail ready Valkyrie has been delivered to its rightful owner.
The boss of Aston Martin opined that Valkyrie production required the precision build of a Formula 1 car.
Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers:
“It’s the most complex car (Valkyrie) I ever saw in my life to assemble,”
The Valkyrie is part of Aston Martin’s turnaround plan along with the DBX SUV. Aston Martin was initially expecting to deliver around 50 Valkyries by the end of 2021.