Aston Martin Valiant

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By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager

Aston Martin has introduced the Valiant, a highly exclusive, track-focused, road-legal car. This new model, created by the in-house bespoke division Q by Aston Martin, is a perfect example of Aston’s ability to create pure driver’s cars. With only 38 units available worldwide, the Valiant is going to be ultra-rare with all 38 already allocated.

A Special Commission from Fernando Alonso

The Valiant was initially a personal project for Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso. Alonso wanted a lighter, more extreme version of the Aston Martin Valour, inspired by his incredible 23-year Formula 1 career. The result is a car that combines his passion for high-performance driving with Aston Martin’s engineering excellence.

He 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 specification and believe we have created a masterpiece.”

Performance and Engineering Excellence

The Valiant is fitted with a 745PS Twin Turbo 5.2-litre V12 engine paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. The car also features Carbon Ceramic brakes, lightweight magnesium wheels, and a host of other performance-oriented components designed to reduce weight and enhance handling.

Advanced Suspension and Aerodynamics

The Valiant’s suspension system includes state-of-the-art Multimatic Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) dampers, offering extreme control and customisation for personalised ride and handling. The car’s aerodynamics are beautifully engineered, with features like a deep front splitter, full-width carbon fibre grille, and distinctive aero discs that reduce drag and turbulence.

Marco Mattiacci, Global Chief Brand and Commercial Officer of Aston Martin said: “Valiant is a modern masterpiece. A creation of Q by Aston Martin, inspired by a racing legend and conceived using the latest F1® inspired technology, exotic materials and obsessive weight reduction. It focuses on placing the driver in a truly unique, intense and emotional driving experience. The ultimate blend of performance, track-focused dynamics and hypercar intensity, Valiant embodies Aston Martin’s determined commitment to build rare and extraordinary cars for true drivers”.

A Design of Power and Precision

The Valiant’s aggressive and muscular design is both functional and aesthetic. The extensive use of lightweight carbon fibre shapes the car’s profile, ensuring stability and minimising drag. From the side fenders to the rear wing, every element of the car has been designed to enhance performance and create a powerful visual impact.

Simon Newton, Aston Martin’s Director of Vehicle Performance, said: “With Valiant we’ve shifted the emphasis towards much-increased track capability while retaining enough useability to remain enjoyable on the road. We’ve moved the dial in every key area to extract greater performance and deliver more excitement; increased power delivery from the V12 to develop 745PS; perfecting the chassis set-up with Multimatic ASV dampers; re-sculpting the body to produce more downforce; and employing lightweight materials and processes to reduce mass. Above all we have put the driver right at the heart of the action; honing control weights for maximum satisfaction; perfecting the shift action of the manual transmission; ensuring the increased handling limits remain accessible and rewarding. It all combines to create an amazing experience Valiant owners won’t find in any other car”.

An Interior Focused on the Driver

Inside, the Aston Martin Valiant is all about the driver. The two-seat cockpit uses exposed satin-finish carbon fibre and lightweight materials to create a race-ready environment. A unique steering wheel and bespoke gearshift enhance the driving experience, while Recaro Podium seats and a built-in half-cage ensure comfort and safety.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, said: “Valiant is an extrovert. One look leaves you in no doubt of its intentions. A true thoroughbred aimed at being enjoyed to the full on a racetrack, yet still useable on the road, it takes clear inspiration from motorsport, expressing its character through dramatic, muscular form and a plethora of beautiful, functional details. Amongst these are aero disc wheel covers, which are a nod to the mighty ‘Muncher’ Le Mans car, and a quartet of large diameter titanium exhaust pipes which honour the internal combustion and celebrate the soundtrack of Aston Martin’s magnificent V12”. 

Public Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Aston Martin Valiant will make its first public appearance at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed from July 11th -14th. Fernando Alonso, the first customer, will take the Valiant for a spin on the famous Hill Climb course, showcasing its true capability.

First deliveries are due to commence in Q4 2024.

What You Need To Know About Aston Martin Valiant

  • Ultra-exclusive, track-focused, road-legal extreme Valiant special edition developed through bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin
  • Originated from a personal commission by Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team driver Fernando Alonso
  • Continues the brand’s long tradition in developing highly collectable special edition models
  • Powered by 745PS 5.2 litre Twin-Turbo V12 engine mated to a bespoke 6-speed manual transmission
  • Bespoke chassis specification features Multimatic ASV dampers and recalibrated electronics for enhanced track capability  
  • Spectacular all-carbon fibre bodywork with aerodynamic features reduces weight and increases downforce; pared-back, lightweight interior enhances connection and driver focus
  • Stunning styling reimagines iconic legendary ‘Muncher’ Le Mans racer using cutting edge materials and technology
  • Further weight savings achieved with use of magnesium, titanium and advanced 3D printing for key components
  • Production strictly limited to 38 units globally and first deliveries to commence in Q4 2024 
  • Public debut set for 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the hands of Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team driver Fernando Alonso

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