aston martin valour arrives as the only front-engine V12 supercar with manual transmission

aston martin valour arrives as the only front-engine V12 supercar with manual transmission

sole front-engine V12 supercar with manual transmission

 

The Aston Martin Valour V12 Supercar combines the allure of a front-engined V12 powerhouse with the appeal of a six-speed manual transmission. This exclusive sports car – limited to just 110 cars globally – pays homage to Aston Martin’s iconic models of the past, while showcasing modern design elements and performance. The entrance Valour also marks Aston Martin’s 110th anniversary, a testament to its decades-long tradition of superlative hyper vehicles.

 

The Aston Martin Valour V12 Supercar, as the brand claims, stands apart from its peers as the only front-engined V12 sports car currently available with a manual transmission. This rarity makes it a rare find for automotive enthusiasts who appreciate the art of manual driving.  Drawing inspiration from the original V8 Vantage and the Vantage-based RHAM/1 ‘Muncher’ Le Mans racer from 1980, the Valour exudes the power and elegance that are characteristic of Aston Martin’s ultimate sports cars.

 

Its custom body structure, featuring front and rear shear panels, a rear suspension tower strut brace, and fuel tank bracing, further refines its dynamic character. Crafted entirely from carbon fiber, the Valour’s bodywork seamlessly merges Aston Martin’s contemporary design language with iconic cues from the 1970s V8 Vantage. The clamshell bonnet with its large ‘horse shoe’ vent and twin NACA ducts ensures ample ventilation for the twin-turbocharged V12 engine nestled beneath.

aston martin valour V12 supercar manual transmission
images courtesy of Aston Martin

 

 

Aston Martin Valour V12 Supercar’s visual elements

 

The Aston Martin Valour V12 Supercar integrates modern aerodynamic principles into its design. The front splitter, front fender vents, vortex-generating exoblades on the rear screen panel, upswept Kamm tail, and prominent diffuser harmoniously work to achieve aerodynamic balance. This meticulous attention to airflow management enhances both the supercar’s performance and visual impact.

 

The rear end of the Valour V12 supercar leaves a lasting impression with its tail-light graphic, reminiscent of the ground-breaking Valkyrie hypercar. A full-width aluminium accent separates the upper and lower sections, adding a touch of sophistication. The centrepiece of the rear design is the lightweight stainless steel triple tailpipe exhaust system, emitting an exhilarating soundtrack while reducing weight.

aston martin valour V12 supercar manual transmission
rear view

 

 

limited production of only 110 cars worldwide

 

Stepping inside the Aston Martin Valour, the driver is greeted by a two-seater cockpit designed for simplicity and tactility. Reflecting Aston Martin’s heritage, the focal point is the manual transmission gear lever. The choice of materials for the gear knob includes machined aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, or walnut, each enhancing the tactile experience, while the exposed shift mechanism emphasizes the mechanical connection.

 

The Aston Martin Valour V12 Supercar represents the epitome of automotive excellence, combining the power of a front-engined V12 with the sheer pleasure of a manual transmission. With its limited production of only 110 cars worldwide, the Valour’s rarity can guarantee its status as a coveted collector’s item. The hyper vehicle pays tribute to Aston Martin’s heritage while showcasing classic design and performance, making it its new masterpiece on wheels.

aston martin valour V12 supercar manual transmission
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aston martin valour V12 supercar manual transmission
Aston Martin Valour is dubbed the only V12 supercar with 6-speed manual transmission

aston martin valour V12 supercar manual transmission
the entrance of the front-engine V12 supercar marks the 110th anniversary of Aston Martin

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Aston Martin Valour V12 Supercar with six-speed manual transmission

aston martin valour V12 supercar manual transmission
the exclusive sports car is limited to just 110 cars globally

aston martin valour V12 supercar manual transmission
the choice of materials for the gear knob includes machined aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, or walnut

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Aston Martin Valour V12 Supercar with six-speed manual transmission

 

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the design draws inspiration from the original V8 Vantage and the 'Muncher' Le Mans racer from 1980
the design draws inspiration from the original V8 Vantage and the 'Muncher' Le Mans racer from 1980
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interior view

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name: Aston Martin Valour

car brand: Aston Martin

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