David Coulthard Sells Temperamental Aston Martin Valkyrie

Changing into an Aston Martin Valkyrie proprietor isn’t any simple achievement, you wanted each money and persistence, each issues that ex F1 driver and present commentator, David Coulthard, had. The $3.2 million hypercar was first unveiled in idea kind again in 2016 when Aston Martin pencilled buyer deliveries in for 2019. Since then the designer of the Valkyrie, F1 aero guru Adrian Newey, left the mission when Aston Martin Formulation 1 was bought by Lawrence Stroll who insisted the programme and growth could possibly be dealt with by the F1 staff. Simpler stated than carried out, buyer deliveries underneath CEO and ex AMG boss, Tobias Moers (who has since left the corporate), solely started in November 2022. Homeowners reported of ‘teething points’ and strict working directions to verify the automobiles have been prepared for motion and even then, solely in definitely drive modes.

One proprietor that confronted a number of gremlins was none aside from former Formulation 1 driver and TV pundit, David Coulthard. The 13-time Grand Prix winner was accompanied by his son, Dayton Coulthard, on a cruise of their Valkyrie on the streets of Monaco earlier than the automobile got here to a cease and was unable to maneuver underneath its personal energy, as documented on Dayton’s social media channels.

The Marina Blue Aston Martin Valkyrie, chassis quantity 86/150 was configured with a light-weight blue Alcantara cabin and silver wheels then appeared at an occasion in Saudi Arabia, the place it was being displayed to draw potential consumers. A purchaser was recognized on the occasion.

Famend tremendous automobile sellers Joe Macari teased that the automobile was of their care a number of weeks in the past, earlier than saying chassis 86 had been bought saying “We’re thrilled to announce the latest sale of this epic Aston Martin Valkyrie. It’s not usually a automobile comes by our doorways that makes everybody cease what they’re doing simply to return and admire however this was definitely one.”

It’s not clear if David Coulthard parted with the automobile resulting from reliability points, however it will not be shocking if it was a big contributing issue. Seeing as all 150 Coupes and 85 Spiders are accounted for, it goes with out saying that there would have been fairly a premium over the record value, significantly given the configuration and celeb proprietor. The information comes because the embargo for evaluations of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the observe solely AMR Professional have been revealed, all of which sang the praises of the hypercar and its otherworldly efficiency on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit.

As a reminder, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5 Litre V12 engine that delivers a most output of 1,000bhp at 10,500 rpm to a most 11,100 rpm for the primary time in a naturally-aspirated highway automobile. The hybrid system will increase the facility by 160bhp and 280 Nm of torque, this outcomes to a most energy output of 1160hp at 10,500 rpm and 900 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Specs and Pricing

  Aston Martin Valkyrie Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR PRO
Engine 6.5L V12 Cosworth N/A 6.5L V12 Cosworth N/A 6.5L V12 Cosworth N/A
Output 1,000hp 1,000hp 1,300hp
KERS (Rimac and Integral Powertrain Ltd) 160hp 160hp Not Applicaple, NO KERS
Complete Output: 1,160hp 1,160hp 1,300hp
Gearbox 7-speed Ricardo Auto Guide (single clutch) 7-speed Ricardo Auto Guide (single clutch) 7-speed Ricardo Auto Guide (single clutch)
0-60mph 2.6s 2.6s <2.6s
High Pace 217mph 217mph 250mph
Manufacturing Items 150 85 25
Value $3,000,000 $3,800,000 $3,500,000

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