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Aston Martin Unveils the Exclusive V12 Valiant with Manual Transmission

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Aston Martin Unveils the Exclusive V12 Valiant with Manual Transmission
Aston Martin Unveils the Exclusive V12 Valiant with Manual Transmission

Aston Martin’s V12 returns...valiantly. In an era where the V12 engine is becoming increasingly rare, Aston Martin remains committed to celebrating this iconic powertrain. The British automaker has unveiled the Valiant, a strictly limited-edition model that combines a V12 engine with a manual transmission, delivering a driving experience that purists will treasure.

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Image Via Aston Martin

The Valiant is a product of Aston Martin's bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin, and is based on a personal commission from Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso. Limited to just 38 units, this ultra-exclusive vehicle boasts a 5.2-liter V12 engine that produces an impressive 735 horsepower, all channeled through a six-speed manual transmission. This setup not only ensures thrilling performance but also offers a rare, engaging connection between driver and machine.

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Image Via Aston Martin

The Valiant is designed for both track and road use, featuring a bespoke chassis with Multimatic ASV dampers and recalibrated electronics to enhance its on-track capabilities. Its all-carbon fiber bodywork is optimized for aerodynamics, contributing to significant weight savings and increased downforce. The car's design draws inspiration from the legendary "Muncher" Le Mans racer, incorporating cutting-edge materials like magnesium, titanium, and advanced 3D printing techniques.

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Image Via Aston Martin

Inside, the Valiant pays homage to Aston Martin's storied history with a minimalist, driver-focused cockpit. The transmission tunnel features a cutaway to showcase the gear linkage, connecting the shifter to the six-speed transaxle. Recaro Podium seats, upholstered in either Alcantara or semi-aniline leather, provide both comfort and support. Additional features include a built-in half-cage and a racing-focused interior layout.

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Image Via Aston Martin

The Valiant is set to make its public debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will take on the historic Hillclimb. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024. While pricing details have not been disclosed, the Valiant's exclusivity and high-performance specifications ensure that it will be a coveted addition to any car enthusiast's collection.

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