During a performance at the festival of speed in the English town of Goodwood, the driver had to stop the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro due to problems in the power wiring.
The recently unveiled Valkyrie AMR Pro, a more powerful version of the Aston Martin Valkyrie that’s just for the circuit, is a damn cool racing toy. While there are no specific specs about this car, we know that its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine from the Cosworth team can go up to 11,000 rpm and deliver up to 1,000 horsepower. The Haydon-based automaker, UK, said it aims to complete a full circle at Le Mans in 3 minutes and 20 seconds, which is in line with the lap times for LMP1 racing cars.
But the public debut of the Valkyrie AMR Pro at the Goodwood Festival of Speed was not entirely successful – the car had to stop at some point while climbing a hill.
Aston Martin CEO Lawrence Stroll quickly explained the reason for the stop. The Canadian billionaire said it was due to an electrical failure caused by “the part between the low-voltage battery and the high-voltage battery, which for some reason decided not to work at the time,” he explained. It is noteworthy that this part costs about 513.56 rubles. at the current exchange rate.
Stroll went on to explain that they never had this problem while testing the car and that they are happy that it happened now, implying that it didn’t happen with the customer’s production vehicle.
On the other hand, a blunder during the biggest public debut of the recently unveiled track car did not affect the delivery schedule for Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro customers – deliveries are due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. Stroll reiterated that Aston Martin will supply vehicles from September this year.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Aston Martin introduced the Valhalla hybrid serial supercar. Aston Martin has unveiled the production version of the Valhalla hypercar, which received a 937 horsepower V8 hybrid engine. It is expected that the novelty will be able to complete the circle of the Nürburgring in just 6 minutes 30 seconds.