Aston Martin Valiant is a track-focused beast with a manual gearbox

  • Aston Martin Valiant is powered by a 5.2-liter V8, with a six-speed manual
  • Production is limited to 38 units
  • The car will make is public debut at Goodwood

Published on Jun 26, 2024 at 3:01 AM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Jul 03, 2024 at 7:36 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

This is the new Aston Martin Valiant, one the most extreme and yet elegant Astons ever created.

The car was designed with the race track in mind, but it is 100 percent road-legal.

That’s good news to the (very) small number of lucky people who’ve bought one.

We had to use the past tense there because production is limited to 38 units, and all 38 are spoken for.

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The new Valiant joins the list of ‘highly collectable’ (these are Aston’s words) vehicles along with the Valhalla, Valkyrie and, more importantly, the Aston Martin Valour, which is what this car is based on.

Valiant uses the same 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 as the Valour, but it’s more powerful, now putting out 745 PS (734 hp, the Valour makes 705), and 753 Nm of torque.

And the best part? It has a six-speed manual gearbox.

Aston Martin Valiant is designed for (and by) a Formula One star

Valiant was originally designed, on commission, for Aston Martin F1 driver Fernando Alonso.

The two-time F1 world champion wanted a more extreme, more track-focused version of the Aston Martin Valour, and Aston was happy to oblige.

And since they liked the result, they decided to produce 37 more units for their customers.

Designed and developed by Aston Martin’s bespoke division ‘Q’, Valiant is 25.5 kg lighter than its less extreme brother, the Valour.

The subframe is 3D-printed, there’s a new motorsport-spec battery, a new torque tube made from magnesium, and new 21-inch magnesium wheels as well.

There are also new dampers, new carbo-ceramic brakes, a new carbon fiber front grille with a new splitter, a new Kamm tail and a fixed-wing.

These changes make the car look more dramatic, but also more aerodynamically efficient.

Racetrack-worthy interior

For the cabin, Aston Martin made extensive use of exposed satin-finish carbon fiber.

The standard seats of the Valour were replaced with Recaro Podium seats with four-point harnesses, and they’re available either with Alcantara or leather upholstery.

There’s also a redesigned steering wheel and a gorgeous cutaway in the transmission
tunnel to expose the gear linkage.

Gearing up for the car’s public debut

Aston Martin Valiant will make its public debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which is set to take place on July 11-14.

During the show, one of the demonstrators will be driven by Fernando Alonso himself.


Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.