Masterminded by one of the most successful designers in Formula 1, the Valkyrie isn’t your usual supercar. It’s a full-on hypercar with a Formula 1-inspired KERS boost system assisting a Cosworth-developed V12 of the naturally-aspirated variety. The downforce monster from Gaydon also happens to be a wildly expensive fellow in every respect, beginning with its retail price.

Aston Martin Valkyrie service & maintenance costs
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£2,500,000 is the opposite of chump change, with said amount converting to a staggering $3,275,000 at current exchange rates. The Valkyrie is eye-wateringly expensive in terms of maintenance as well. French motoring publication The Automobilist recently published a price list for the services required in the first 36 months, the grand total being £426,000 including VAT or $557,795 at current exchange rates.

Let that number sink in for a minute. Given that Lamborghini wants £212,000 for the Huracan Tecnica, the Valkyrie’s maintenance costs total a couple of V10-powered supercars over the car’s first three years of existence. But why is servicing so expensive, though?

For starters, did you expect anything else from Aston Martin’s most extreme road-going car to date? Second, a V12 designed for a single application requires special maintenance items. But more importantly, Aston Martin knows that it can charge as much as it wants because it’s Aston Martin and because it’s a Valkyrie.

Excluding the 20 percent value-added tax, which amounts to £71,000 of the aforementioned £426,000, the total breaks down as £25,000 after 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) or 6 months, £85,000 after 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) or 12 months, £150,000 after 6,200 miles (10,000 kilometers) or 24 months, and £95,000 after 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometers) or 36 months.

Attached below, the owner’s manual for the Valkyrie lists the items that need to be serviced or replaced. From said manual, we learn that Aston Martin rebuilds the hypercar’s transmission every 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers). The rear half shafts need replacing every 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers), whereas the wheel center locks and cones have to be replaced every 6,000 miles (10,000 kilometers) or every 5 wheel changes.

Weirdly enough, the owner’s manual doesn’t say a thing about a full engine replacement. Bruce Wood, the managing director of Cosworth, famously took an unintentional dig at the Mercedes-AMG ONE by claiming 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) as opposed to 30,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) for the Formula 1-derived V6 mill of the German hypercar. Considering the earlier costs, can you imagine how expensive an engine-out service would be?

Only 150 coupes will ever be produced, with Aston Martin estimating over 2,000 man hours for each from start to finish. The Valkyrie Spider is limited to 85 units. The AMR Pro, which is a track-only version of the Valkyrie, is limited to merely 25 units. Not surprising in the least, all three versions are sold out.


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