Aston Martin Creates 'Extreme' Valiant With Fernando Alonso

A personal commission from F1 driver Fernando Alonso, this special edition is limited to just 38 units.

The legendary British marque Aston Martin is certainly well-versed in special editions. From historic anniversaries, like the DBS 59 — which commemorated 60 years since Aston Martins's historic one-two finish at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans — to special editions surrounding the James Bond films, this manufacturer is keen on a limited release. It's a trend that's far from slowing down for Aston Martin, recent years have seen the unveiling of the V12 Speedster, Valkyrie, Valhalla, Valour and now, the Valiant.

Inspired directly by last year's show-stopping Valour, which combined 70s rock and roll looks with state-of-the-art innards, this year's Valiant began its journey as a personal commission from perhaps Aston Martin's second most famous user, behind Bond, of course. Formula One world champion and current Aston Martin Aramco driver Fernando Alonso was looking for 'a lightweight, more extreme, race car-inspired version' of the Valour.

The team at the British marque's bespoke division, Q by Aston Martin, set to work. The result was an ultra-exclusive track-focused but road-legal special edition, with production limited to just 38 units. If you have started pulling out your credit card, tough luck, all 38 are already allocated. Unsurprising given all 110 units of the original Valour sold out in less than two weeks.

A pure racing thoroughbred, Aston Martin's maestros have packed in a 745 hp, 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine and a bespoke 6-speed manual transmission, it's a track munching behemoth worthy of a Formula One world champion.

"Valour was a spectacular celebration of Aston Martin's 110th anniversary, and stirred me to create a more extreme, race car inspired version that was track-focused, while also delivering a thrilling drive on-road," said Fernando Alonso. "Valiant is born from my passion for driving at the limit and I have enjoyed working closely with the Q by Aston Martin team on both the design and technical specification and believe we have created a masterpiece."

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