Aston Martin has been rolling miles on odometers for 110 years. And to celebrate this milestone properly, the British motoring icon debuted a limited-edition vehicle tasked with expressing over a century of bespoke performance. Meet the Aston Martin Valour, a greatest hits collection of supercar grand touring.
The Aston Martin Valour is a front-mounted V12-powered, manual transmission luxury supercar inspired by a host of the brand’s past. Evidence of this can be seen in its styling comprising the V8 Vantage from the 1970-80s. The car features a clamshell hood with functional ‘horseshoe’ vents to channel ventilation for the V12’s twin turbochargers.
The front grille comprises aluminum strakes housed between two large carbon fiber intakes. Round classically-inspired LEDs give the Valour a distinct and menacing face, with the grille and hood sculpted around the headlights to resemble arched eyebrows.
At the back, the rear taillights are presented with 12 LED light blades as a styling homage to the exclusive Valkyrie hypercar. The taillights are joined by a full-width aluminum accent milled from a solid piece and polished to a glossy shine.
Underneath is a custom triple port exhaust system made from lightweight stainless steel and an impressively large rear diffuser. The car rides on bespoke 21-inch forged alloy ‘Honeycomb’ wheels wrapped in AML-spec Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tires designed for wet or dry driving conditions.
Under the sculpted hood beats a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 from the DBS Superleggera, producing 705 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a real-deal six-speed manual transmission, with the option of walnut, aluminum, titanium, or a carbon fiber gear knob, to ensure the ultimate connection between the driver and powertrain. Other performance specifications include a mechanical limited-slip differential, carbon ceramic brakes, and custom suspension.
Inside, highlight details on the Aston Martin Valour are the traditional woolen pattern tweed upholstery on the carbon fiber seats inspired by Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR, along with custom door handles and air vents.
The Aston Martin Valour is a limited production model with only 110 examples available with a price tag of well over one million. The first deliveries of the Valour are scheduled for late 2023. And Aston Martin is confident that Valour owners will respect this collector car by driving it.
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