Thursday, June 27, 2024

Aston Martin Has A "Q" Division: The Valiant V12 is Fernando Alonso’s side project

Who knew?

From CityAM, June 26:

Aston Martin has released the first images of its new limited-edition supercar, created by the company’s in-house Q division. The Aston Martin Valiant is based on a personal commission for the marque’s F1 driver, Fernando Alonso. The Spanish star requested a more hardcore version of the 2023 Aston Martin Valour, with less weight and the ability to be driven hard on-track.

Alonso will demonstrate the 745hp, V12-engined Valiant at this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Pinnacle of performance

A press release describes the Aston Martin Valiant as the ‘pinnacle of ferocious front-engined Aston Martin limited edition specials’. Its twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Multimatic Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) dampers, as seen on the Ford Mustang GTD, are fitted to the Valiant. With unlimited tuning potential, owners will be able to perfect their setup for specific race circuits.... 



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