Aston Martin on heritage, gut instinct and the Valour V12

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Car Design News chats to director of design, Miles Nurnberger, during the Goodwood Festival of Speed 

Miles Nurnberger seems to have been enjoying his role since re-joining Aston Martin after a short spell at Dacia. The returning director of design has spoken about “unlocking the value” of Aston Martin and its latest creation certainly seems to have done that.

The Valour is a striking looking thing that celebrates Aston’s 110th birthday (with just 110 units being produced) and builds on the earlier Victor prototype. So much of this new design harks back to the brand’s roots and is a dramatic step away from its current design language. Immediately noticeable is an absence of the Egyptian eyelash headlights of recent years, with round lamps returning in homage to the V8 Vantage of the 70s and 80s.

“It’s inspired by a wonderful period of our history – the seventies and eighties,” says Nurnberger, “and…

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