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A $6 Part Caused $3.25 Million Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar To Breakdown During Public Debut

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A $6 Part Caused $3.25 Million Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar To Breakdown During Public Debut - autojosh

$3.25 million Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar breakdown during its public debut at the 2021 Goodwood Festival.

The Valkyrie suffered a mechanical fault caused by a $6 part during its second run at the hill.

Only 150 examples of the sold-out Valkyrie are being built, with customer deliveries still on track for September.

Aston Martin also plans to build only 25 units of the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro (all of 175 cars already sold)





A $6 Part Caused $3.25 Million Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar To Breakdown During Public Debut - autojosh

Aston Martin Valkyrie was one of several star cars at this year’s 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Attendees at the yearly event got to see the hypercar in action as it roared up the challenging Goodwood Hill Climb.

But the $3.25 million (₦1.3 billion, excluding taxes and destination charges) hypercar’s public debut didn’t go as planned after suffering a mechanical fault and broke down during its second run at the hill.

A $6 Part Caused $3.25 Million Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar To Breakdown During Public Debut - autojosh

Speaking with Autosport, Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll confirmed that a £5 ($6.89) part caused the Valkyrie to break down.

“There was some small electrical glitch, some £5 part between the low voltage battery and the high voltage battery that decided not to work for some reason at that moment,”

A $6 Part Caused $3.25 Million Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar To Breakdown During Public Debut - autojosh





A $6 Part Caused $3.25 Million Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar To Breakdown During Public Debut - autojosh

“We’ve never had that problem in testing. [We’re] kind of happy it happened now, we hadn’t seen it before, and it’s something we get from an external source. So we understood it and repaired it immediately.”

Only 150 examples of the sold-out Valkyrie are being built, with Aston Martin boss confirming that customer deliveries for the Hypercar are still on track for September.

The track-only Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro will be even more exclusive, as the British automaker plans to produce only 25 units (all of 175 cars already sold)

Powering the Valkyrie is a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter Cosworth V12 that is paired with a Formula 1-style hybrid boost system.

The combined setup generates a combined 1,160 hp, enabling the Valkyrie to rocket from 0-60 mph in under three seconds and reach a top speed of over 200 mph.





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