When the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S was announced the car only came with an automatic transmission and now Aston martin has revealed that they will also launch a manual version of the car.
The company has said that they will now offer the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S with a seven speed manual transmission.
Director of Product Development, Ian Minards said: “We’re all enthusiasts here at Aston Martin. Building cars that offer something exceptional is what we do. Technology drives us forward, but we understand the importance of tradition. The true purist will always hanker for the tactility and connection offered by a manual transmission, so it has been a real pleasure to offer just that in our fastest and most focused model. At a time when manual transmissions have almost entirely disappeared in high performance cars, this makes the manual V12 Vantage S a very special car indeed”.
The seven-speed manual transmission features a classic dog-leg first gear position; an echo from the past that will be welcomed by driving enthusiasts. This dog-leg configuration also ensures the gears used most frequently are located in a double ‘H‘ pattern like that of a conventional 6-speed manual.
You can find out more details about the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S with the manual gearbox at the link below.
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