April 14, 2024

Aston Martin has unveiled a brand new supercar closely impressed by the wonderful and distinctive Victor, and boasting a roaring 705bhp V12 and six-speed guide gearbox.

Drawing on the design of the unique V8 Vantage and Aston Martin’s Nineteen Seventies RHAM/1 race prototype, often known as ‘The Mancer’, the brand new Valor is a tribute to the corporate’s a hundred and tenth anniversary and a celebration of its sacred 12 cylinder engine.

110 examples of the Valor shall be offered with costs starting from £1m to £1.5m. Each purchaser is invited to personalize their automotive by way of Aston Martin’s Q Bespoke service, which affords distinctive liveries, uncovered carbon fiber physique finishes and inside personalization choices.

The Victor is predicated on a surplus One-77 prototype chassis, with the Valor constructed round a bespoke physique system – the V12 is believed to be derived from the Vantage.

The DBS-based 5.2-litre V12 sends 705bhp and 555lb ft to the rear wheels by way of a purpose-built six-speed guide gearbox and mechanical limited-slip differential. Combining the V12 with a guide gearbox (the DBS, DB11 and Vantage use ZF-supplied computerized gearboxes) is “a giant a part of honing the driver-friendly character,” mentioned Aston Martin’s engineering chief, Simon Newton.

A dynamic abstract for heroism that, in keeping with Newton, affords a “state-of-the-art vehicle with the true coronary heart and soul of a timeless analogue traditional”, emphasised by the seen shift linkage of the guide gearbox. Adjustments embrace the set up of entrance and rear trim panels, rear suspension tower strut reinforcement, and gasoline tank reinforcement to extend rigidity.

The automotive has adjustable dampers and a brand new energy steering setup, geared toward offering extra granular suggestions by way of the steering wheel. Stopping energy is 410mm by 38mm with six-piston calipers up entrance and 360mm by 32mm discs with four-piston calipers on the rear.