The famous British automotive manufacturer reveals to us their V12 Vantage S in manual transmission.
Thanks to Andy Palmer, the brand’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.