Aston Martin has prepared a driver version of Vantage supercar on manual transmission

Aston Martin has prepared a driver version of Vantage supercar on manual transmission

April 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

British company Aston Martin is preparing a unique novelty for all fans of supercars with manual transmissions – the new Vantage AMR, which will be officially presented next week.

It is expected that the Vantage AMR will be completely driver-oriented, and in addition to the manual transmission will receive a number of improvements (they are still kept secret) to allow you to experience the most vivid sensations of driving a supercar.

Interestingly, this will be the first Vantage with manual transmission since the previous generation V12 Vantage S model. But at the same time, the AMR will also become the first car to unite seemingly incompatible things – a 4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine from Mercedes-AMG and a manual transmission.

According to Aston Martin’s chief engineer Matt Becker, the 4-liter AMG engine is no longer supplied with manual transmissions, and there is no special software for it. Therefore, the British manufacturer of supercars is faced with certain difficulties, developing its own box, suitable for the motor, and its own unique software.

It is not yet known what this gearbox will be, but note that in its normal state, the AMG engine works with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. It is possible that Aston Martin will try to revive the forgotten 7-step mechanics, and also, according to rumors, the engine power may increase compared to the base 503 hp and 685 Nm of torque.