September 30, 2023

In celebration of its a hundred and tenth anniversary, Aston Martin is proud to disclose Valour – a spectacular, ultra-exclusive V12-engined, handbook transmission particular version constructed to honor the marque’s lengthy custom of superlative front-engined sports activities vehicles and delight purists who crave undiluted and visceral driving experiences.

Talking of the thrilling new particular version, Aston Martin Government Chairman, Lawrence Stroll mentioned: “Valour is a celebration of Aston Martin’s ardour for driving and extraordinary heritage, however it’s also emblematic of right this moment’s vibrant and revitalized model. A contemporary icon that fuses basic character with modern execution, Valour captures the essence of pleasure and exclusivity that defines this storied automotive marque. A showcase for our world-class design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities, Valour is additional proof of Aston Martin’s place as the driving force’s champion and maker of the world’s most fun, unique and fascinating ultra-luxury high-performance vehicles.”

Aimed squarely at those that relish a very involving driving expertise, Valour’s dedication to era-defining efficiency and stimulation is second to none. The one front-engined V12 sports activities automobile out there with a handbook transmission, its purist method is exclusive in 2023 and an exciting tribute to a golden period of driving. Motivated by this wealthy heritage, Valour has been realized utilizing the very newest know-how, strategies, and supplies. As such it’s a fusion of the important qualities which have come to outline Aston Martin’s best front-engined fashions. Wonderful throwback and modern masterpiece, Valour is the perfect of Aston Martin’s previous and current and the antidote to vehicles that search to isolate drivers from the method of driving.

Valour’s bloodline is second-to-none. Impressed by the unique V8 Vantage and sumptuous Vantage-based RHAM/1 ‘Muncher’ Le Mans racer from 1980, it boasts the unbridled brawn so typical of Aston Martin’s final sports activities vehicles. Machines just like the Nineties twin supercharged V600 Vantage; for a time the world’s strongest manufacturing automobile. Immaculate design and flawless execution echo that of the beautiful One-77 supercar, whereas its intense driver-centric character connects Valour to the one-off Victor.

With manufacturing restricted to simply 110 vehicles globally, Valour’s rarity ensures will probably be amongst probably the most collectible of all Aston Martins. A mouth-watering end-of-an-era specification – which mates the epic 715PS/753Nm twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 to a bespoke six-speed handbook transmission for the very first time – ensures a very absorbing expertise and secures Valour’s place within the pantheon of all-time nice driver’s vehicles.

Benefitting from a singular powertrain calibration, Valour’s immense energy and torque outputs are unrestrained, providing the driving force full efficiency and utmost management in each gear. A mechanical limited-slip differential enhances the sense of direct analog connection between automobile and driver, with the added assist and reassurance of digital traction and stability management programs. Valour’s Driving Modes – Sport, Sport+ and Observe – have additionally been tuned to supply meticulously judged throttle response, torque administration, and sound character.

Underlining its dynamic credentials Valour has obtained a bespoke suspension, with adaptive dampers, springs, and anti-roll bars all honed particularly to the automobile. Wheel alignment geometry has devoted camber, castor, and toe settings. These traits guarantee Valour possesses distinct and clearly outlined experience and dealing with qualities. A street automobile at the beginning, means efficiently hanging a sporting steadiness of taut, exact vertical physique management and resolute resistance to roll whereas providing the compliance to shine on nice driving roads.

Additional honing its distinctive dynamic character, Valour’s customized physique construction options entrance and rear shear panels, a rear suspension tower strut brace, and gasoline tank bracing. These parts maximize each torsional and lateral stiffness, offering the suspension with an optimized platform to be able to ship extra exact physique management and elevated refinement. As well as, a brand new steering system removes undesirable sources of compliance to offer the driving force a fair larger sense of detailed really feel, connection, and immediacy.

With standard-fit Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Valour has ample stopping energy courtesy of entrance discs measuring 410mm x 38mm and gripped by 6-piston calipers. On the rear 360mm x 32mm discs are paired with 4-piston calipers. Providing elevated braking efficiency and a major 23kg discount in un-sprung mass versus metal brakes, these CCB discs are engineered to withstand brake fade at temperatures as much as 800 levels, enabling the driving force to discover Valour’s full efficiency potential with most confidence and exact management.

Finishing Valour’s spectacular {hardware} package deal is a set of gorgeous 21” light-weight cast alloy ‘Honeycomb’ wheels, that are fitted with the very newest AML-specific Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tires – 275/35 R21 entrance tires and 325/30 R21 on the rear – for impressed dealing with and road-holding in moist or dry circumstances.

Simon Newton, Aston Martin’s Director of Automobile Efficiency, mentioned: “Impressed by the enduring, muscle vehicles from our previous, we have now endowed Valour with an abundance of energy and torque whereas utilizing fashionable know-how and engineering to make that efficiency extra exploitable and satisfying. A giant a part of honoring that driver-pleasing character was mating our fabulous V12 engine to a handbook transmission. It was a singular a part of the temporary and the top result’s one thing actually unforgettable; a state-of-the-art driver’s automobile that thrives on being pushed to its limits and has the true coronary heart and soul of a timeless analogue basic.”

These immense efficiency capabilities and intense driving traits are vividly expressed in Valour’s broad stance and extremely developed physique. Made solely from carbon fibre the bodywork marries Aston Martin’s modern design language with immediately recognisable cues from the enduring Seventies V8 Vantage. The result’s daring and unmistakable from any angle.

The clamshell bonnet options a big ‘horse shoe’ vent and twin NACA ducts to supply ample air flow for the twin-turbocharged V12 that sits beneath. Aston Martin’s iconic grille form has advanced to boost each kind and performance. Its central part is outlined by aluminum strakes, whereas massive carbon fiber intakes on both aspect feed the engine and brakes with cool air. Additionally they body the classically impressed spherical LED headlights, distinctive to Valour and which sit beneath a rakish eyebrow-like grille with a menacing impact.

Trendy aerodynamic pondering has been effortlessly integrated into the design, with skilled administration of the airflow optimizing stability whereas attaining a uniquely assertive design. The outstanding entrance splitter and entrance fender vents integrated into Valour’s flanks work in concord with the rear display screen panels that includes vortex-generating exoblades, and elegantly upswept Kamm tail and outstanding diffuser to realize aerodynamic steadiness.

The rear finish additionally encompasses a dramatic tail-light graphic, with clusters of LED gentle blades (six on all sides) echoing the ground-breaking Valkyrie hypercar. A full-width aluminum accent – milled from a stable billet and polished to a flawless end – delineates the rear finish, separating the higher and decrease sections to dramatic impact. Positioned between the deep parts of the rear diffuser is the centerpiece of Valour’s extraordinary rear design; a triple tailpipe exhaust system fabricated from light-weight stainless-steel. With a wall thickness of lower than 1mm, this particular tubing makes a 7kg weight saving versus a conventional system, but emits a gloriously heavyweight soundtrack.

Valour’s celebration of Aston Martin’s heritage continues inside, with a timeless two-seater cockpit of unusual simplicity and seductive tactility. Central to that is the handbook transmission gear lever. With a alternative of machined aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, or walnut for the gearknob, and an uncovered shift mechanism to emphasise the mechanical connection, Valour majors on delivering the bodily and emotional engagement that has been misplaced to progress.

The masterful use of supplies has lengthy been an Aston Martin hallmark, so it’s no shock to search out Valour’s inside shines with authentic and extremely efficient combos from which clients can create their very own distinctive specs. For instance, conventional woolen tweed impressed by the seat coverings of Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1 gives a beautiful distinction towards the high-tech weave of carbon fiber used to kind the shells of Valour’s light-weight efficiency seats, bespoke door playing cards, fascia air vents, higher heart console, and transmission tunnel.

Additional personalization comes within the type of a versatile technique of livery customization. Separating Valour’s physique into 4 areas – entrance, bonnet, sides, and rear – shoppers might select from an in depth array of hand-painted stripes and graphics designs, which may be utilized in any considered one of 21 paint colours.

Ought to a buyer want to transcend the usual palette of Valour choices then they could interact the companies of Q by Aston Martin to create a very bespoke specification. Examples of this embody the design of a one-off livery, absolutely uncovered 2×2 twill carbon fiber bodywork with a alternative of a crimson, blue, or inexperienced tint, painted wheels, Mokume carbon fiber inside detailing, or a alternative of Johnsons of Elgin tweed and cashmere materials for the seats and headlining.

Miles Nurnberger, Aston Martin’s Director of Design, mentioned: “At Aston Martin our design is all the time progressive, however in relation to celebrating a major milestone – on this occasion our a hundred and tenth birthday – we enable ourselves a little bit latitude. Consequently, Valour is gloriously unapologetic; an old-school brute refined and reimagined by way of the lens of 2023. Making a return to a chiselled form, shifting away from the extra sculptural varieties that outline present collection manufacturing Aston Martin’s, with daring particulars and fashionable supplies root within the current. We have been eager to make sure its seems mirror the driving expertise. The uncooked physicality of the form ought to let you know all you’ll want to know in regards to the ferocious efficiency and analogue thrills of taming a 715PS handbook transmission sports activities automobile, but the clear use of the most recent know-how factors to a automobile with fashionable manners and distinctive dynamic capabilities.”

Valour manufacturing is because of start at Aston Martin’s Gaydon Headquarters in Q3 of 2023, with the primary deliveries scheduled to start throughout This fall 2023. Poised to grow to be one of the coveted vehicles in Aston Martin’s unmatched canon of iconic front-engined particular collection sports activities vehicles, Valour is a treasured collector’s piece that calls for to be pushed.