On my last birthday, I received a coupon for a surfing lesson off Long Island. I haven’t cashed it out yet, but I’m sure it will be fun when I do. But if you’re an auto manufacturer and not an auto journalist, your birthday present is going to be a little bigger than a surfer coupon. In fact, if you are 110 year old car manufacturer named Aston MartinYour birthday present is actually quite special.
To mark its 110th trip around the sun, British brand Aston Martin launched a brand new, limited edition monster it calls Valor. The company will only build 110 examples of the new car, and it sounds pretty interesting.
At its beating heart, Valor is equipped with V12 engine, twin turbocharger, 5.2 liter capacity produces an incredible 715 hp. Instead of pairing this with a sophisticated automatic transmission, Aston Martin has gone back to the good old days and given it a bespoke six-speed manual transmission with one of the best looking gear levers out there. Have.
To help channel all that power down the road, the Valor is fitted with a mechanical limited-slip differential, as well as an electronic traction and stability control system. And, when you need to stop, the new car gets carbon-ceramic brakes in the form of 16-inch discs at the front and 14-inch rotors at the rear.
But there’s more to this car than outright performance. As a result, Aston has given Valor a look that it says evokes the style of the car V8 . Engine from the 1970s and 1980s — Incidentally, my favorite Aston Martin.
As such, Valor has a more angular design compared to New DB12The fascia, especially around the front end, features an elongated grille, retro round headlights and an eyebrow-shaped grille that Aston says give the car a “threatened” look. At the front, there’s also a hood that covers that V12 engine and comes with a horseshoe-shaped vent and double intakes to keep the engine cool.
The rear of the car has a set of lights that you can see right away Aston Martin Valkyrie and a glossy aluminum accent runs the width of the car. Back here, you’ll also see a large diffuser to aid downforce and a triple-pump exhaust system where the V12 engine caught the eye of the masses.
The rear also has a lip-style spoiler, reminiscent of Victor from the mid-2010s and the film is found in the back of cars like the DB6. Overall, this car looks sleek.
Aston Martin says production of the Valor will begin later this year, with deliveries expected to begin before the end of 2023. No word on pricing yet, but if you had to ask that question then you can’t afford to buy one. .