Aston Martin is celebrating its 110th anniversary with a present to 110 lucky customers. It's called the Valour, and it's a Le Mans-inspired, twin-turbo V12 super coupe.
The British brand may be more focused on Formula 1, mid-engine supercars and its electric future these days, but it hasn't forgotten its heritage as a maker of grand tourers. Taking styling cues from the brand's Vantage-based RHAM/1 ‘Muncher' 1980 Le Mans entry as well as the original V8 Vantage, the Valour is a front-engine grand tourer, like so many of the cars that made the company famous.
Under the bonnet is a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that the company claims produces a staggering 525kW of power and 753Nm of torque. In keeping with the idea that the Valour celebrates Aston Martin's driving heritage, the engine is paired to a bespoke six-speed manual gearbox.
Other highlights include standard carbon ceramic brakes and beautiful 21-inch ‘Honeycomb' alloy wheels, which are wrapped in Aston Martin-specific Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tyres.
“Valour is a celebration of Aston Martin's passion for driving and extraordinary heritage, but it is also emblematic of today's vibrant and revitalised brand,” explained Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin executive chairman. “A modern icon that fuses classic character with contemporary execution, Valour captures the essence of excitement and exclusivity that defines this storied automotive marque.”
Production of this new special edition will begin shortly, with deliveries to the 110 owners expected to begin by the end of the year.