-The racier version of the new-gen Vantage will go old school with a manual transmission.
-The six-speed manual will be mated to the AMG-sourced V8.
-Expected to break cover in over the next few days.
Aston Martin will revive a manual transmission with the all-new Vantage AMR. The British car maker has teased the three-pedal set-up of the new Vantage which has been subjected to a racier treatment and is set to take the covers off within a few weeks' time.
The AMR (which stands for Aston Martin Racing) treatment is seen on DB11 and the special-edition Rapide already. So keeping up with the theme, the Vantage AMR will use the same changes inside-out such as - sportier suspension, bigger brakes, bump in power output, aggressive styling, redesigned interior and a special green paintjob. The Vantage AMR will also mark the return of a manual gearbox for the first time since the previous-generation Vantage back in 2017. This will be a six-speed manual mated to the AMG-sourced twin-turbo V8.
Aston Martin has used a six-speed manual gearbox in a few other models in the past, but the V12 Vantage S was fitted with a seven-speed unit. This setup used a motorsport-inspired dog-leg first gear layout. It remains to be seen whether the new manual Vantage will retain this layout, but there are high chances that the British marquee will keep up with tradition.
All the other AMR models till date had a limited production run and an exorbitant price tag. And things will remain the same with the new Vantage AMR. More details will be revealed soon, so keep watching this space.