The famous British automotive manufacturer reveals to us their V12 Vantage S in manual transmission.

Thanks to Andy Palmer, the brandโ€™s boss and his love for the old manual gearbox we get to see an Aston Martin with three pedals and seven forward ratios. Instead of bringing back the old six-speed manual, Aston Martin’s new manual gearbox is based on the Sportshift III 7-speed automated unit with a few conversions.

Aston Martin claims that the new manual version offers similar performance to the automatic spec, 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 330km/h.

“No crappy shift paddles. A good old manual gearbox is like shaking hands with an old friend” – Jeremy Clarkson.

Carfection reviews the manual V12 Vantage S, trying to find out if the now-rare recipe of a manual V12 sports car has spawned the perfect Aston Martin.

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