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Chairman Lawrence Stroll says now-resolved software bug affected early examples of the Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin Valkyrie customers are “enjoying” their cars as planned, despite reports of various technical issues besetting the cars delivered to date, according to executive chairman Lawrence Stroll.

So far, Aston Martin has reported delivering 27 Valkyries to customers, with 38 assembled. The firm has acknowledged the difficulties developing the £2.5 million, Adrian Newey-penned hypercar, which led to the project running behind schedule and engineers from the Formula 1 team having to be drafted in to resolve issues.

Stroll has previously highlighted the complexity of the project, saying: “This is a Formula 1 car for the road. No other manufacturer would have the courage to do something like this. We have a complexity issue in building the car. We overestimated the amount of cars we could build until we started building.”

Now Stroll has dismissed reports of customers with delivered cars having ongoing issues with them, although he did admit there was an initial software issue with the first batch of Valkyries that needed resolving.

“The earlier cars had a software bug, as all new cars do, but the customers were made aware of that and it was dealt with,” said Stroll. "Now the customers are enjoying the cars as they are delivered.”


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scrap 29 July 2022

The McLaren Speedtail is another very special car with a very low profile. Autocar should be given one to test. Why aren't these manufacturers doing all they can to make an impact with these cars?

scrap 29 July 2022

Why won't Aston Martin let journalists drive one then? A perfectly timed showcase for the brand, you would have thought...

They are in danger of repeating the same mistake made with the One-77, which might have proved a decent investment for owners but did little to raise the profile of Aston Martin as no one except customers were allowed to drive it.

Symanski 29 July 2022

There's definitely been a few more videos on-line of Valkyries in the wild being driven, some out of control, some just cruising.


Great to see that customers are finally getting the cars they were promised, but ten people were supposed to get fully working cars before the end of last year and now we're being told 6 /7 months on they're finally getting a software fix?


There seems to be a huge gap between what Stroll tells us, and what is actually happening.