Aston Martin Unveils Valour: Limited to 110 Units

Aston Martin Unveils Valour: Limited to 110 Units

To commemorate its 110th anniversary, Aston Martin has launched the Valour, an extraordinary and highly exclusive V12 sports car equipped with a manual transmission.

This exceptional vehicle pays homage to Aston Martin’s rich heritage of front-engined sports cars, offering a pure and exhilarating driving experience for avid car enthusiasts.

Designed for those who seek an engaging and immersive drive, the Valour sets a new standard for performance and excitement. As the only front-engined V12 sports car available with a manual gearbox in 2023, it stands as a remarkable tribute to a bygone era of driving pleasure.

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Limited to a production run of just 110 units worldwide, the Valour promises to be a highly sought-after collectible among Aston Martin enthusiasts.

Valour’s Customizable Livery Options:

Aston Martin Valour offers a flexible and personalized approach to livery customization, allowing clients to tailor the appearance of their vehicle to their unique preferences. The body of the Valour is divided into four distinct areas – front, bonnet, sides, and rear – providing the opportunity for individualized design elements.

Clients can select from a wide range of hand-painted stripes and graphic designs, which can be applied in any of the 21 available paint colors. This comprehensive customization option ensures that each Valour reflects the personal style and taste of its owner, adding a touch of exclusivity and sophistication to the vehicle’s overall aesthetic.

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Valour’s Mighty Twin-Turbocharged V12 Engine:

The sports car features an incredibly powerful 715PS/753Nm twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine, combined with a custom-made six-speed manual gearbox—an unprecedented combination. This ensures an incredibly engaging driving experience and firmly establishes Valour as an unforgettable member of the renowned lineage of iconic sports cars.

A Fusion of Iconic Design and Modern Aerodynamics:

The clamshell hood of the Aston Martin Valour showcases a large vent in the shape of a ‘horse shoe’ and twin NACA ducts, providing ample ventilation for the powerful twin-turbocharged V12 engine beneath it. The grille, a trademark feature of Aston Martin, has been evolved to enhance both its aesthetic appeal and functionality.

The central section of the grille is adorned with aluminium strakes, while large carbon fiber intakes on either side supply cool air to the engine and brakes. These intakes also frame the classically inspired round LED headlights, which are exclusive to the Valour model and positioned below a sleek and menacing eyebrow-like grille.

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The design seamlessly incorporates modern aerodynamic principles, effectively managing the airflow to optimize stability and achieve a distinctively assertive look. The prominent front splitter and fender vents on the sides of the Valour work harmoniously with the rear screen panel, which features vortex generating exoblades. Additionally, the elegantly upswept Kamm tail and prominent diffuser contribute to achieving aerodynamic balance.

At the rear, the Valour boasts a striking tail-light design, featuring clusters of LED light blades (six on each side) reminiscent of the revolutionary Valkyrie hypercar. A full-width aluminum accent, meticulously crafted from a solid billet and polished to perfection, creates a captivating visual separation between the upper and lower sections of the rear.

Nestled between the deep elements of the rear diffuser is the centerpiece of Valour’s extraordinary rear design—a triple tailpipe exhaust system made of lightweight stainless steel. This specially engineered tubing, with a wall thickness of less than 1mm, not only saves 7kg in weight compared to a traditional system but also produces a gloriously resonant and powerful sound.

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Interior Elegance and Personalized Luxury:

The Aston Martin Valour pays homage to Aston Martin’s rich heritage by offering a timeless and simple two-seater cockpit that exudes elegance and a captivating tactile experience.

The centerpiece of this design is the manual transmission gear lever, which can be customized with a choice of high-quality materials such as machined aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, or walnut for the gearknob.

The exposed shift mechanism further accentuates the mechanical connection, allowing Valour to deliver a level of physical and emotional engagement that is often lost in modern vehicles.

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The use of materials has always been a distinguishing feature of Aston Martin, and the Valour’s interior showcases the brand’s mastery in this area. Customers have the opportunity to create their own unique specification, as the interior boasts original and highly effective combinations.

For instance, the seat coverings of Aston Martin’s legendary 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1, crafted from traditional woollen tweed, create a striking contrast against the high-tech carbon fiber weave used for the lightweight performance seats, bespoke door cards, fascia air vents, upper center console, and transmission tunnel in the Valour.

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