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Aston Martin is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and for its big birthday, the automaker has gifted us a V12-powered, manual-equipped powerhouse called the Valour. Only 110 units of this unique Aston will be built, and the brand says this car marks the end of an era. A wondrous, V12-sounding, manual-filled era.




The Valour adopts its retro design cues from the early V8 Vantage models, while blending them with more modern styling elements and a full carbon fiber body. Up front, the Valour features rounded headlights, an aggressive aero kit, and a "horseshoe" intake on the clamshell hood. It's hard not to notice the intricate 21-inch wheels, which are protected by new Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tires. The rear continues the retro-modern theme, with "light blade" horiztonal taillights and a built-in rear spoiler. There are no less than 21 exterior colors to choose from, while the Q by Aston Martin bespoke program unlocks even more options.


Meanwhile, the cabin takes retro to a whole new level, with an old-school woolen tweed material inspired by the 1959 DBR1 race car, which is balanced out by more comtemporary carbon fiber bits. Elsewhere, the Valour features lightweight seats, as well as a rounded shift knob made of pure wood.




Under the hood, the Valour is powered by a roaring 5.2 liter, twin-turbocharged V12 that makes 705 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. It's paired with that exclusive six-speed manual we were just talking about, making it the only front-engined, V12-equipped sports car to offer a stick shift in 2023.


The Valour's suspension is unique compared to other Aston Martins, featuring adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars tuned to handle the output thrusted from the car's V12. Other mechanical bits include more bracing in the front and rear for improved stiffening, a mechanical limited-slip differential, and carbon ceramic brake rotors (as opposed to steel ones) to reduce weight.


With production starting at Aston Martin's Gaydon Headquarters as soon as the third quarter of 2023, it's likely that all 110 units of the Valour are spoken for. If is indeed the case, those who were lucky enough to secure a build slot should expect to see their V12 manual Astons being delivered later this year.


What do you think of Aston Martin's latest limited-production creation?

Image Credits: Aston Martin
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Jul 11, 2023
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Aston Martin Valour Arrives As A V12-Powered Manual Birthday Present

To celebrate its 110th anniversary, Aston Martin is producing just 110 units.

Aston Martin is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and for its big birthday, the automaker has gifted us a V12-powered, manual-equipped powerhouse called the Valour. Only 110 units of this unique Aston will be built, and the brand says this car marks the end of an era. A wondrous, V12-sounding, manual-filled era.




The Valour adopts its retro design cues from the early V8 Vantage models, while blending them with more modern styling elements and a full carbon fiber body. Up front, the Valour features rounded headlights, an aggressive aero kit, and a "horseshoe" intake on the clamshell hood. It's hard not to notice the intricate 21-inch wheels, which are protected by new Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tires. The rear continues the retro-modern theme, with "light blade" horiztonal taillights and a built-in rear spoiler. There are no less than 21 exterior colors to choose from, while the Q by Aston Martin bespoke program unlocks even more options.


Meanwhile, the cabin takes retro to a whole new level, with an old-school woolen tweed material inspired by the 1959 DBR1 race car, which is balanced out by more comtemporary carbon fiber bits. Elsewhere, the Valour features lightweight seats, as well as a rounded shift knob made of pure wood.




Under the hood, the Valour is powered by a roaring 5.2 liter, twin-turbocharged V12 that makes 705 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. It's paired with that exclusive six-speed manual we were just talking about, making it the only front-engined, V12-equipped sports car to offer a stick shift in 2023.


The Valour's suspension is unique compared to other Aston Martins, featuring adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars tuned to handle the output thrusted from the car's V12. Other mechanical bits include more bracing in the front and rear for improved stiffening, a mechanical limited-slip differential, and carbon ceramic brake rotors (as opposed to steel ones) to reduce weight.


With production starting at Aston Martin's Gaydon Headquarters as soon as the third quarter of 2023, it's likely that all 110 units of the Valour are spoken for. If is indeed the case, those who were lucky enough to secure a build slot should expect to see their V12 manual Astons being delivered later this year.


What do you think of Aston Martin's latest limited-production creation?

Image Credits: Aston Martin

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Aston Martin Valour Arrives As A V12-Powered Manual Birthday Present

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