Aston Martin Valour unveiled to celebrate brand’s 110th anniversary

A front-engined V12 sports car with a bespoke six-speed manual transmission and muscular looks – the Aston Martin Valour ticks all the right boxes.

by | Published on 11th Jul 2023

These are the first pictures of the brand new Aston Martin Valour.

It’s a new model revealed in celebration of the brand’s 110th anniversary. 

The British luxury automaker has a history of producing superlative front-engined sports cars.

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Big boots to fill, some may say, but initial impressions suggest the Aston Martin Valour ticks the right boxes.

For starters, it features a bespoke six-speed manual transmission.

Apparently, it’s the only front-engined V12 sports car available with a manual transmission.

Clearly, Aston Martin has been thinking of the purists.

Then there’s its unmistakable looks, which draw inspiration from several iconic Astons.

We’re talking the original V8 Vantage, and the Vantage-based RHAM/1 ‘Muncher’ Le Mans racer from 1980.

There’s hints of the twin supercharged V600 Vantage in there, too, as well as touches of the One77 supercar, and even the one-off Victor.

Speaking of which, production of the Aston Martin Valour is limited to just 110 units globally.

The fact the Valour will be so rare suggests it will be amongst the most collectable of all Aston Martins.

If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one, you’ll be treated to a mouth-watering end-of-era specification.

For the first time ever, the automaker is mating its epic twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 to a bespoke six-speed manual trasmission.

You’ll also get a bespoke suspension, with adaptive dampers, springs and anti-roll bars all honed specifically to the car.

Add to that the Valour’s custom body structure, which features front and rear shear panels, a rear suspension tower strut braces, and fuel tank bracing.

It even comes with standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes which sit behind 21-inch lightweight forged ‘Honeycomb’ wheels.

Inside is a special affair, too, with a timeless two-seater cockpit typically Aston Martin.

It’s got traditional woolen tweed inspired by the seat coverings of Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1.

These provide a wonderful contrast against the high-tech weave of carbon fiber used for the shells of the lightweight perfromance seats, bespoke door cards, fasica vents, upper center console, and transmission tunnel.

What’s also typical of the brand is that you can customize the Valour to the nth degree.

For example, you can choose from machined alumnium, titanium, carbon fiber or walnut for the gearknob.

Really, the world is your oyster when it comes to speccing your Valour.

The Aston Martin Valour is due to commence production at the automaker’s Gaydon headquarters in Q3 of 2023.

As of yet, no price has been revealed for the ultra-exclusive special edition.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.