Manual gearbox confirmed for 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Aston Martin is committed to keeping manual gearbox alive.
As such, it just revealed the manual version of the V 12 Vantage S Sports Car.
Now, the manual isn't any old stick shift.
It's a seven speed dog leg.
Previously, you could only have a V12 Vantage S with something called Sport Shift 3.
A not brilliant, automatic gearbox.
However, the manual option, is a no coster.
So, if you want one, when you're specing your shiny new Aston Martin, All you need to do is tick the right box, and you get seven speeds in the palm of your hand.
The new gearbox comes with something called amshift or AMshift, and what that means is the new gearbox will do perfect heel and toe downshift [UNKNOWN] for you, and even allow for full-throttle upshift.
However, if you're a purist, You can turn it off.
The manual car comes with the same six liter V12 as the auto car which means you get the same 565 rate horse power and 457 pound foot.
Ashton says [UNKNOWN] 62 takes 3.9 seconds and its top speed is Five miles an hour.
Now if you want one, delivery starts later this year.
But if you're in North America only 100 are coming to your shores.
In Europe though it's a full series production car.
Now with Porsche releasing a manual only 911R and now Aston jumping on the band wagon with a manual V12 Vantage S.
Does this mean we're going to see a resurgence of manual gearboxed performance cars?
I certainly hope so, but let us know what you think in the comments below.