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Aston Martin Valour review

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Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder


3 July 2024

It’s not often I find myself grateful to be stuck in a traffic-jam. But if some kind soul had not pulled out of a side road without looking and not then been biffed by the next car to come down the street, Stow-on-the-Wold would not have ground to a halt last Tuesday and I’d have stayed grumbling in heavy Cotswold summer traffic, following Aston Martin’s official route.

Had it not been for that minor collision, then, I’d have never turned off at the first available opportunity, nor then found myself on one of the best and quietest roads that part of the world has to offer. And I might never have found out just how good the Aston Martin Valour really is.

I’m now going to indulge in a spot of idle speculation and invite anyone from Aston Martin to tell me I’m wrong. But for one person, I don’t think the Valour, nor its track-tuned Valiant sibling would exist. And what is curious is that this person does not work for Aston Martin. He is, instead, the customer who asked Aston to build him a one-off car, based around an old One-77 chassis as a modern homage to a unique racing Aston that competed at Le Mans in the late 1970s.

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