As Aston Martin proudly rings in its 110th anniversary, it presents to the world the epitome of power and luxury—the Valour. This ultra-luxurious special edition sports car, equipped with a V12 engine and manual transmission, is a tribute to Aston Martin’s impressive legacy of front-engined sports cars and a testament to the primal thrill of driving that car enthusiasts crave.
Exclusively created for those who appreciate a truly immersive driving experience, Valour’s dedication to groundbreaking performance and stimulation is unparalleled. Being the only front-engined V12 sports car equipped with a manual transmission, its purist stance is a unique attribute in 2023 and a vibrant nod to the halcyon days of driving.
Inspired by this rich lineage, Valour seamlessly incorporates the most advanced technology, methods, and materials, reflecting the essential elements that define Aston Martin’s most lauded front-engined models. A splendid blend of nostalgia and modern mastery, Valour epitomizes the best of Aston Martin’s past and present, standing as a potent antidote to vehicles that aim to distance drivers from the act of driving.
With a production run of merely 110 cars worldwide, the exclusivity of Valour ensures its position among the most collectable Aston Martins. Its end-of-an-era specifications include a mighty 715PS/753Nm twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 paired with a bespoke six-speed manual transmission for the first time, offering an undeniably immersive experience that etches Valour’s place in the annals of the world’s greatest driver’s cars.
Valour further distinguishes itself with a unique powertrain calibration, enabling unrestrained power and torque outputs, and affording drivers absolute performance and control in every gear. The mechanical limited-slip differential amplifies the analogue connection between the car and driver, bolstered by electronic traction and stability control systems for additional support and reassurance. Furthermore, Valour’s Driving Modes—Sport, Sport+ and Track—have been fine-tuned to provide expertly judged throttle response, torque management, and sound character.
Further enhancing its dynamic persona, Valour’s custom bodywork features front and rear shear panels, a rear suspension tower strut brace and fuel tank bracing, all working together to maximise both torsional and lateral stiffness. This optimised platform provides the suspension with the means to deliver enhanced precision in body control and improved refinement. Additionally, a new steering system eliminates unwanted sources of compliance, giving the driver an unparalleled sense of detailed feel, connection and immediacy.
Equipped with standard-fit Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Valour offers ample stopping power through front discs measuring 410mm x 38mm and gripped by 6-piston calipers, and at the rear, 360mm x 32mm discs paired with 4-piston calipers. Engineered to resist brake fade at temperatures up to 800 degrees, these CCB discs allow the driver to explore Valour’s full performance potential with utmost confidence and precise control.
Valour is fitted with stunning 21” lightweight forged alloy ‘Honeycomb’ wheels, equipped with the very latest AML-specific Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tyres—275/35 R21 front tyres and 325/30 R21 on the rear—ensuring superior handling and grip in both wet and dry conditions.
The immense performance capabilities and intense driving characteristics are vividly expressed in Valour’s broad stance and finely sculpted form. Crafted entirely from carbon fibre, the bodywork seamlessly integrates Aston Martin’s contemporary design language with iconic cues from the 1970s V8 Vantage. The resulting look is bold, and distinctive, and leaves an indelible impression from every angle.