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Aston Martin’s Ultra Exclusive bespoke supercar, the Valiant

The British car manufacturer made a bespoke track-focused road-legal model based on Valour. The car came from true of the dreams of Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Racing Team driver Fernando Alonso. Aston Martin plans to produce only 38 units of this ultra-exclusive supercar worldwide. More interestingly, all the Aston Martin Valinats have already been sold out. Let us delve deeper into more fascinating details.

Aston Martin’s V12 and other specs

Under the hood, the car has a 725 hp monstrous naturally aspirated 5.2L twin-turbo V12, the same as the Valour but 30 hp more. The best part is that it has a bespoke 6-speed manual transmission, and you can't opt for an automatic. The car is capable of pulling 753 Nm of torque, and to stop this madness, they gave all ceramic brakes. The brand itself claims the brakes to be fade-free, and it feels like they have never forgotten the brake disc-eating V8 Vantage nicknamed ‘Muncher’. Moreover, the Valiant, which is derived from Valour, is inspired by the Le Mans racecar, the Muncher.

People from ‘Q’ HQ (Aston Martin’s Bespoke department) made a valiant effort to reduce the weight to up to 100kg from the Valour. This feat is achieved by the adoption of a 3D-printed rear subframe, saving 3kg, while a magnesium torque tube reduces mass at the centre point of the car by 8.6kg. Lightweight 21” magnesium wheels reduced the unsprung mass by 14kg. A motorsport-spec lithium-ion battery has been fitted to save a further 11.5kg. On the inside, satin-finished carbon fibre is used, Recaro seats are used instead of massaging seats, and there are lighter steering wheels. Aston even went far for a “lightweight upholstery”.

Fernando Alonso said: “Valour was a spectacular celebration of Aston Martin's 110th anniversary, and stirred me to create a more extreme, race car inspired version that was track focussed, while also delivering a thrilling drive on-road. Valiant is born from my passion for driving at the limit, and I have enjoyed working closely with the Q by Aston Martin team on both the design and technical specifications. I believe we have created a masterpiece.” 

To be honest, by the looks of it, it is not as different from Valour, apart from the fact that it now has a fixed spoiler.  At the rear, the car also boasts a new scarier diffuser and very cool four exhaust tips instead of three in valour. The rear also offers the buyer a small storage space. This supercar has dedicated Multimatic ASV dampers, which adjust each damper to “one of thirty-two discreet damper curves in less than six milliseconds”. Combined with the riding modes, these dampers will let you focus more regardless of the track or road. However, all 38 units of Valiant have already been sold out for approximately 18 Crore each. 

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TopGear Magazine July 2024