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The Valour - Here to celebrate 110 years of Aston Martin

Kaweesa Abubakr 7/19/2023
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Aston Martin Valour

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Aston Martin just made 110 years. To celebrate this milestone, the company announced the Valour, a powerhouse that pays tribute to some of the British brand's most iconic front-engined supercars, including the Le Mans racer "Muncher" and the original V8 Vantage.

A fine blend between classic design and contemporary elements, the Valour is a modern take on some of the brand's most loved muscle cars, showcasing a look and silhouette that will resonate with most Aston Martin enthusiasts.

Engine

At the heart of the Valour lies a powerful twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine that produces a staggering 715 PS and 753 Nm of torque. What truly sets the Valour apart, though, is the inclusion of a six-speed manual transmission, a rarity in the world of current V12 sports cars. The manual gearbox adds an extra layer of driver interaction while the three Driving Modes (Sport, Sport +, Track) further enhance an already spectacular driving experience.

Aston Martin Valour

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The Valour's bespoke suspension is built to prioritize road performance, offering adaptive dampers, springs, and anti-roll bars that strike a perfect balance between agility, comfort, and safety.

Exterior Design

On the outside, an all-carbon fiber body showcases the Valour's bold and muscular stance, exuding confidence that is backed by a long line of powerful predecessors.

Aston Martin Valour

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The clamshell bonnet features a large vent and two NACA ducts that, in addition to providing ample aeration for the potent V12, enhance the car's aggressive front face. Aston Martin's iconic grille has also been redesigned to give the Valour a more edgy look while round LED headlights, typical of classic muscle cars, also join in to intensify the aggressive look.

Continuing the seamless blend of vintage and contemporary design, the rear of the Valour showcases the striking Valkyrie-inspired tail-light graphics, featuring clusters of LED light blades that catch the eye with their dramatic presence. A triple exhaust setup made from lightweight stainless steel adds to the car's sporty appeal, whereas a full-width aluminum accent bar divides the upper and lower section of the back.

Aston Martin Valour

Image: Aston Martin

Interior

The Valour's two-seater cabin exemplifies Aston Martin's exceptional cabin design prowess. Immediately noticeable is the manual gear stick configurable with a machined aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, or walnut gearknob. Available in varying designs, the interior of the Valour boasts a delightful combination of materials, the most notable being traditional woolen tweed inspired by the Le Mans-winning DBR1. Of course, Carbon Fiber is prominent on the inside, too, with the car's performance seats, bespoke door cards, fascia vents, and upper center console donning the lightweight material.

As is always the case with Aston Martin, there’s no shortage of personalization options. Buyers can choose from hand-painted stripes and graphics to customize the livery of their Valour, which can then be applied to any of 21 paint colors. Those needing further customization can work with Aston Martin's bespoke design division, Q by Aston Martin.

Aston Martin Valour

Image: Aston Martin

A muscle car like few others, the Aston Martin Valour sure has quite a lot going for it, which begs the question; what is the catch? Well, the only "catch" we can think of is that Aston Martin will only be making 110 units, which by the time you read this, could all well and truly be spoken for.

Production of the Valor is slated for Q3 2023, while deliveries are set to begin during Q4. Pricing details weren't revealed.


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