Aston Martin Bans Valkyrie Customers From Flipping Their Build Slots

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer will not tolerate any flippers with the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar and promises to cancel their reservation if customers are caught trying to sell their build slot.

When asked about an unconfirmed build slot sale on Twitter, Palmer responded: “I doubt they have a slot, but if they do and we identify who flipped, they lose the car.”

He also added that if anyone is caught trying to sell a build slot, then they will also be banned from buying another special Aston Martin model in the future.

Aston Martin plans to build just 150 examples of the Valkyrie for the road and a further 25 units for track use only. According to the latest reports, the upcoming hypercar will be powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines naturally aspirated Cosworth 6.5-litre V12 with an electric motor for a total of 1130hp.

Aston Martin’s Valkyrie is being co-developed with Red Bull Racing and F1 legend Adrian Newey. A working prototype of the hypercar is expected to debut at Le Mans next year.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Ha! It’s a people carrier that you’ll be needing soon, Serena.

  • Blade t

    Serena doesn’t even know what that car is ….

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Let alone the special-ness of a Valkyrie….

      It’s the whim of the week for another over-paid athlete.

      • Smarter than You

        Amazing how people underestimate Serena. All the while she’s laughing all the way to the bank!

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          What’s to underestimate, she’s an over-paid athlete…end of story. She’s hitting a little ball around a court, not saving lives. No person hitting a ball anywhere is worth what they’re paid. And yes, just like the other over-paid athletes, she’s laughing all the way to the bank. Hell I would be because they’ve found a way to fool the rest of the business world to over-pay them. Funny how you defend a person you don’t even know for being over-paid.

          “yeah…that’s right she’s laughing all the way to the bank with… the…. money I’ll never see…shaaa! Soo… take that Mr. web-page commenter! Serena you go girl! All the way to the bank girl! Spend your money girl! I’ll be right here to defend you girl!”

          I’m guessing you know first hand that a girl rich from “playing tennis” and tennis being her whole life’s focus is somehow a “car girl” and somehow has time to know that an exclusive car by Aston Martin is anything more than something exclusive only the ultra-wealthy and over-paid athletes can afford and tell their exclusive friends they own?

          Sorry, if she’s buying one, it’s the whim of the week…

          • DR.FUNK

            Sooo…who (in your opinion) is worthy of earning 7-8 figure paydays?

          • appleimmune

            that’s easy.. NO ONE!

          • Auf Wiedersehen

            No one really…but maybe scientists or researchers who actually make a difference. Certainly NOT pro athletes or CEO’s. CEO’s maybe AFTER they have earned it by improving the company and securing jobs for more people all while making a profit for the company, but not BEFORE they actually DO anything. We should be paying people who jump in and fight fires, and save people’s lives. Law enforcement, military and fire fighters, all should be making far more than they do. But 7-8 figures? There are very few that “earn” that kind of money.

  • kimbentsen

    It has no storage space for a tennis racket.

  • eye.surgeon

    Hope she doesn’t let her sister drive it.

  • SteersUright

    I respect these decisions from Manufacturers to limit speculator activity and egregious dealer markups. However, I don’t fully understand why they even care? If they sell every single one they make, then what do they care what happens after that point?

    • anonymous

      Manufacturers wants to sell cars to people who actually drives and uses the car, not some speculators flipping the price to a stratospheric level

    • Status

      Why do they care about flips after a car has been sold? Easy.

      Image.

Watch A Tesla Model 3 Drive Through The Boring Company’s LA Tunnel

The Boring Company’s LA test tunnel is only wide enough for one vehicle.

Lewis Hamilton And Mercedes Look Unstoppable This Year

Mercedes claimed its eighth straight win of 2019 in France, which was concurrently Hamilton’s fourth straight.

Citroen Won’t Give The C4 Cactus Another Chance

The name might return but the quirky crossover is not coming back, says Citroen’s product chief.

James May Thinks The Tesla Model S P100D Is The Greatest Muscle Car Ever

The Tesla Model S P100D is quick but James May isn’t impressed by its interior.

Renault And FCA Are Both Open To Restart Merger Talks

Both car makers want the merge but there’s work to be done before negotiations restart.

Does The Latest Toyota Supra Work As A Four-Door GT?

A longer wheelbase would be mandatory in order to pull off this design in the real world.

Chevy Drivers Can Now Order Pizza Using Car’s Touchscreen

Chevrolet’s Marketplace platform has added Domino’s Pizza as its latest merchant.

2020 Karma Revero GT Looks To Honor The Iconic P-51 Mustang Fighter Plane

Karma Automotive has unleashed two 2020 Revero GT models featuring aviation-inspired wraps, for goldRush Rally Eleven.

First-Ever Lotus SUV Test Mule Spotted Near Company’s HQ

This Lotus SUV prototype is wearing an old Lynk & Co 01 shell in an attempt to fool onlookers.

Lego Technic Model Previews 2020 Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender will be sold in three- and five-door forms.