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Aston Martin Valiant debuts as a track-focused version of the Valour

Last year, Aston Martin celebrated its 110th anniversary with a limited edition model – the Valour. One of the 110 cars planned was reserved for Aston Martin Aramco Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso. However, the company wanted it to be more special, and thus, the Valiant was born.

The Aston Martin Valiant is a lightweight, track-focused version of the Valour. It has been developed by the company’s bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin. Production is limited to 38 units, and they’re sold out. Deliveries will begin in Q4 2024.

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The Valiant features a few exterior modifications that not only help differentiate it from the Valour, but are also functional. At the front is a more pronounced splitter, and a fixed spoiler replaces the rear ducktail. The car also rides on 21-inch magnesium wheels fitted with carbon fibre aero discs. Other changes include a carbon fibre grille, flared side fenders, quad exhausts, broad side sills and upswept vortex generators just ahead of the rear wheels.

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To reduce the overall weight of the car, Aston Martin uses a 3D-printed rear subframe that is said to save 3 kg. A magnesium torque tube reduces mass at the centre point of the car by 8.6 kg, while a motorsport-spec lithium-ion battery saves 11.5 kg. The lightweight wheels help reduce unsprung mass by 14 kg.

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Inside the cabin, you will find a built-in half-cage, which comes as standard, along with Recaro Podium seats, and 4-point race harnesses. The manual shifter takes centre stage with its exposed linkages.

At the heart of the Valiant is a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine, which has been tuned to 735 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. The engine is hooked up to a 6-speed manual transmission. The car is fitted with Multimatic Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) dampers, and the driver can choose between three modes – Sport, Sport+ and Track.

The Aston Martin Valiant will make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 11-14, 2024.

Source: Aston Martin

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