A First Look at the 2025 Aston Martin Valiant

June 29, 2024 3:47 PM

By: MPH Team

Aston Martin has officially revealed the Valiant, an ultra-exclusive, track-focused, road-legal special edition created at the request of legendary Formula One driver Fernando Alonso. After driving the Valour, Alonso wanted a car that was lighter and more agile, prompting the team to craft a vehicle that perfectly balances weight reduction and high-performance engineering. Crafted by the in-house bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin, the Valiant is limited to just 38 units globally. This rare production run enhances its exclusivity and desirability, making it a true collector's item.

 

 

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Continuing a Tradition of Excellence

 

The Valiant continues Aston Martin’s long tradition of developing highly collectible special edition models. The Valiant sits alongside iconic models such as the Valkyrie, Vantage, and the upcoming mid-engine supercar, Valhalla, ensuring it remains firmly in Aston Martin’s modern performance future.

 

Performance and Power

 

At the heart of the Valiant lies a 735 horsepower 5.2-liter Twin-Turbo V12 engine, paired with a bespoke 6-speed manual transmission. This powerhouse delivers an exhilarating 555 lb-ft of torque, ensuring that the Valiant is as powerful as it is exclusive. The 6-speed manual transmission adds to the driving pleasure, allowing for precise and tactile gear changes that connect the driver intimately with the car.

 

 

 

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Advanced Chassis and Suspension

 

The Valiant features a bespoke chassis specification with Multimatic ASV dampers and recalibrated electronics, optimizing it for enhanced track capability. These state-of-the-art dampers can adjust each damper to one of thirty-two discrete curves in less than six milliseconds, providing nearly limitless tuning possibilities for ride and handling characteristics. The advanced suspension system ensures that the Valiant remains composed and agile, whether on a winding road or a demanding racetrack.

 

The vehicle's suspension enhancements and aerodynamic advancements required modifications to the Driving Modes (Sport, Sport+, and Track), ensuring drivers can experience the car's full performance capabilities.

 

Aerodynamic Enhancements 

 

The all-carbon fiber bodywork of the Valiant is not only visually stunning but also functional, reducing weight and increasing downforce. The aerodynamic features, including a deep front splitter, full-width carbon fiber grille, and a prominent fixed rear wing, establish maximum stability and minimal drag. The design takes inspiration from the legendary ‘Muncher’ Le Mans racer, reimagined with cutting-edge materials and technology.

 

 

 

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The scalloped side fenders and aero discs on the wheels reduce turbulence, while the rear diffuser minimizes drag and lift. Each aerodynamic component is meticulously designed to ensure that the Valiant slices through the air with maximum efficiency.

 

Interior Focus

 

Inside, the Valiant’s interior reflects its track-focused nature. The lightweight, pared-back design enhances driver connection and focus. Exposed satin-finish carbon fiber, bespoke trimmed Recaro Podium seats, and the built-in half-cage for safety highlight the supercar’s racing pedigree.

 

 

 

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The steering wheel, uniquely designed for the Valiant, features a slimmer diameter rim and no switches, ensuring intuitive control and zero distractions. The cutaway in the transmission tunnel exposes the gear linkage, highlighting the mechanical nature of the manual gearbox and adding to the overall tactile experience.

 

 

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Technical Specifications

 

The Valiant boasts an impressive array of technical specifications designed to deliver peak performance:

 

  • Engine: 5.2-liter Twin-Turbo V12

 

  • Power: 735 horsepower

 

  • Torque: 555 lb-ft

 

  • Transmission: 6-speed manual

 

  • Brakes: Carbon Ceramic brakes (16.1 inches x 1.5 inches front, 14.2 inches x 1.3 inches rear)

 

  • Wheels: 21” magnesium wheels with 275/35 front and 325/30 rear tires

 

  • Chassis: Multimatic Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) dampers

 

  • Weight Reduction: 3D-printed rear subframe, magnesium torque tube, motorsport-spec lithium-ion battery

 

 

Exclusive and Collectible

 

With production limited to just 38 units and a rumored price tag of approximately $2.5 million, the Valiant is destined to be a highly sought-after collector’s item. While first deliveries are due to commence in Q4 2024, the Valiant will make its public debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, driven by Fernando Alonso himself. 

Reflecting on the Valiant, Fernando Alonso emphasized, “The Valiant is born from my passion for driving at the limit, and I believe we have created a masterpiece.” With its powerful V12 engine, advanced chassis, and meticulously crafted aerodynamic design, the Valiant stands as a champion of pure driving passion.

 

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