Underlining its position as the hardcore drivers’ car of the Aston Martin range, the new Vantage AMR comes equipped with a manual transmission, the ‘dog-leg’ seven-speed gearbox first seen in the previous-generation V12 Vantage S making an appearance in the new twin- turbo V8 Vantage for the first time.
Aston goes manual... In a move that will be welcomed By myriad hard-driving enthusiasts, Aston Martin has gone ‘back to mono’ by offering a limited-run-manual version of its latest supercar. Just 200 examples of the Vantage will be given a third pedal and a motorsport-inspired seven-speed gearbox developed by Graziano, featuring a ‘dog-leg’ first gear, to become the £165,000 Vantage AMR. The removal of the automatic transmission and the inclusion of carbon ceramic brakes as standard makes the car almost 100kg lighter.