Aston Martin brings back a manual for the Vantage AMR! This is great news for manual fans. But there is a limited quantity. Only 200 AMRs are being produced this year.
As soon as 2020 Aston Martin plans to add the manual option to the entire Vantage lineup! For the time being, you can only get the coveted 7 speed manual in the AMR.
The cool lime green accented Vantage AMR is one of 59 units created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Aston Martin’s 24 Hours of Le Mans victory of 1959. They will be called the Vantage 59 and will be priced just over $200,000 USD.
“Seeing how the Mercedes-AMG line-up consists of zero cars with manual transmissions, Aston Martin will likely have had to develop everything by itself, from the transmission, right down to the driveline hardware and control software.
That’s not all, as there’s also the matter of redesigning the cabin to accommodate the stick shift. The automatic version of the current Vantage comes with an eight-speed gearbox that is controlled via buttons on the centre console.
Aside from the manual gearbox, the Vantage AMR will likely carry performance upgrades over the standard Vantage like better aerodynamics, suspension and output from the M177. As it stands, the normal Vantage has 510 PS and 685 Nm of torque at its disposal, but there’s also a version of the engine that makes 585 PS and 700 Nm in the GTR”.
FYI: PS is the German name for Horsepower (pferdestarke). The unit PS and BHP (metric) are the same.
Aston Martin Vantage AMR Stats:
- Aston Martin claims the Vantage has an almost perfect 50:50 weight distribution.
- The Vantage has a top speed of 195 MPH
- The Car is powered by a 4-liter V8 engine with twin turbos.
- Vantage AMR 0-60: 3.9 seconds
- Regular Vantage 0-60: 3.5 seconds
Aston Martin Vantage Interior
We got a peek at the interior of a normal Vantage recently, and it is quite impressive. Imagine how more impressive it will be with a proper shifter for the 7-speed manual transmission!
Here at Motor Speed News, we are dedicated to supporting the spirit and use of the manual transmissions. There is a special connection you make to a car shifting gears yourself. This should absolutely live on, especially in supercars.
Lamborghini and Ferrari have sadly killed off their manual options in all their models. Aston Martin is making an epic move bringing back manual transmissions to their lineup.
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