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Anyone else notice the rear view mirror having its own "Limp Mode" during that entire video?!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
yep, and JWW shows his ignorance yet again. that is nothing like a F1 car, there is nowhere close the amount of downforce in this thing compared to an F1 car. If an F1 car moved around that much it would be a very very slow F1 car. car is clearly not stable under braking, just look at the amount of opposite lock nico has to put on.
it is clearly very powerful.
all respect to Nico...
one owner i know loved it so much that he is trying to sell it after his one and only day in it...
 

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They in theory should all be working in a very short period of time. But yes, the model for building a high performance road car that Aston have employed for the Valkyrie is not one that you would want repeated ever.
What was their development model? I only know about most of their engineering talent leaving and them blaming it on partners like Multimatic and Rimac (and RedBull).
 

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in theory there is no difference between theory and practice, in practice there tends to be...
hope the latest update to the system will sort out a lot of issues, like engine being too sensitive to any error messages and throwing a temper tantrum into limp mode.
So they went too far into race engine territory and it wasn't a problem with the hybrid system?
 

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Aston will reveal an ‘extraordinary’ new special model later this year!


"Aston Martin is launching a super exclusive model later in 2023. The announcement comes as the iconic brand embarks on a year-long celebration from Sunday 15 January 2023 to honour its 110-year anniversary.

Few details have been shared about the forthcoming ultra-luxury car, least to say it’ll be highly exclusive, strictly limited and extremely desirable. (Show us an Aston that isn’t.)

Sunday marks a year to the day since Aston Martin founders, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford partnered to start one of the world's most famous carmakers, crafting out of a workshop in the heart of London’s fancy Chelsea neighbourhood.

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Pictured with the 1923 Razor Blade - according to Aston, ‘one of the earliest cars to be specifically designed with aerodynamics in mind’ - is the marque’s very first ‘hypercar’, the mind-blowing Valkyrie.

These, alongside a veritable swathe of iconic Aston Martin models, will appear at various global motor shows and festivals throughout the year as part of the celebrations. The brand is not only championing 110 years of its own existence, but also 75 years of the DB, 60 years of the DB5 and 20 years of being headquartered in purpose-built facilities in Gaydon, UK.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about this extraordinary new model later in the year."

Just FOCUS on the Valkyrie?
 

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Aston will reveal an ‘extraordinary’ new special model later this year!


"Aston Martin is launching a super exclusive model later in 2023. The announcement comes as the iconic brand embarks on a year-long celebration from Sunday 15 January 2023 to honour its 110-year anniversary.

Few details have been shared about the forthcoming ultra-luxury car, least to say it’ll be highly exclusive, strictly limited and extremely desirable. (Show us an Aston that isn’t.)

Sunday marks a year to the day since Aston Martin founders, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford partnered to start one of the world's most famous carmakers, crafting out of a workshop in the heart of London’s fancy Chelsea neighbourhood.

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Pictured with the 1923 Razor Blade - according to Aston, ‘one of the earliest cars to be specifically designed with aerodynamics in mind’ - is the marque’s very first ‘hypercar’, the mind-blowing Valkyrie.

These, alongside a veritable swathe of iconic Aston Martin models, will appear at various global motor shows and festivals throughout the year as part of the celebrations. The brand is not only championing 110 years of its own existence, but also 75 years of the DB, 60 years of the DB5 and 20 years of being headquartered in purpose-built facilities in Gaydon, UK.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about this extraordinary new model later in the year."

Just FOCUS on the Valkyrie?
Honestly, are they hoping that everyone will just forget about the Valkyrie? I never had a hope in hell of ever owning one, but the promise of the car was just mind blowing. A new V12 Vantage? Sorry, not going to distract from the disappointment. New mind-blowing design? Sorry, we already know you can't deliver.
 

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Honestly, are they hoping that everyone will just forget about the Valkyrie? I never had a hope in hell of ever owning one, but the promise of the car was just mind blowing. A new V12 Vantage? Sorry, not going to distract from the disappointment. New mind-blowing design? Sorry, we already know you can't deliver.
It's possibly the Aston Martin Lagonda four door?🙂

As for the Aston Martin Valkyrie, sighs, I waited over half a decade and they've released a target laptimes for the Aston Martin Valhalla!🤷
 

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Honestly, are they hoping that everyone will just forget about the Valkyrie? I never had a hope in hell of ever owning one, but the promise of the car was just mind blowing. A new V12 Vantage? Sorry, not going to distract from the disappointment. New mind-blowing design? Sorry, we already know you can't deliver.
Don’t think they are talking about a super sporty car … the article says ultra luxury and aero which more implies sth like the Speedtail …
 

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Yep. The nominal voltage times the cranking current is nowhere near the claimed continuous power output.
Basically means AM screws the customers over as the power ratings are only in short bursts… right ?
 

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Well, someone got their hands on the Valkyrie User Manual: https://www.autouserguide.com/aston-martin/valkyrie/aston-martin-valkyrie-2021-user-manual/

I've quickly skimmed through it... Some highlights:

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1355kg "Unladen Mass" - which is defined as weight with all fluids, but no fuel or driver. With full fuel, the kerb weight would be 1392kg. This is still the claimed weight, though, and I expect the actual weight to be even higher. Interestingly, even if this was accurate, this leaves you only 153kg left for the driver and passenger before the car reaches its Gross Vehicle Weight - which it shouldn't be legally able to exceed.

Speaking of fuel, the car has only 50L fuel tank - which is the smallest of any supercar that I know. With a 6.5L V12 engine you'll be lucky to get 200 mile range out of this thing.

The turning circle is 14m. For comparison the P1 is 11.8m, the 720S 12.1m, and a huge car like the Aventador is 12.5m.

The manual says the "ERS Boost" - ie. the only time the electric motor gives you full power - only ever provides 100Nm at most (although they say 280Nm is the theoretical max). Combined with the tiny battery size, basically the car has 1000hp, maybe a bit more with the momentary ERS Boost, but it doesn't seem like it ever actually gives you the full 160hp. The electric motor seems to be there mostly for low speed maneuvering.

The car comes with "aircraft grade noise-cancelling headsets". No word about them being active as earlier speculated, but either way, this is what they say:
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Where permitted, huh? Well, in the UK, for example, it isn't specifically illegal to wear headphones - but the police will probably fine you for distracted driving:

It is not illegal in the UK to drive whilst wearing headphones. However, if the police believe that they are causing a distraction, or that you are not in full control of your vehicle, you can be stopped and fined. If you are found to be driving carelessly, the fine is £100 and 3 penalty points. If the case goes to court, the fine could be £5,000 and you could even be banned from driving.
So either damage your hearing or face fines... :unsure:

This is mildly amusing:
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The car is not that great in winter, apparently:
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Here are the dimensions:
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The most relevant thing probably being the ride height of only 70mm. Not sure in which drive mode this is, but the Sport and Track modes only lower the ride height by 16mm (and not by 70mm as previously reported). 54/66mm (front/rear) ride height reduction (respective to the Urban mode) is possible only with non-road legal front track clamshell installed.

What about servicing? Well... First service after 1000km and then every 5000km:
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Here is a complete list:
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The most interesting item here is definitely the transmission rebuild after 50000km... Not that most Valkyries will ever reach 5000km, but still...

All in all, pretty much completely as expected.
 

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