Aston Martin Vantage AMR getting a manual transmissionby Ronan Glon
The model will break cover in the coming days.
The number of cars available new with a manual transmission seemingly shrinks annually, but Aston Martin remains committed to offering cars with three pedals for as long as possible. The British firm released a teaser image to preview the Vantage AMR that confirms the model will be offered with a stick.
Looking almost like a t-shirt design, the teaser image is self-explanatory. It lists the names Vantage and AMR, meaning it announces the AMR variant of the Vantage, and shows a three-pedal setup. The only text accompanying the picture was "coming soon," but it's reasonable to assume Aston is trying to tell the world that the Vantage AMR will either offer or come standard with a manual transmission.
We're expecting the Vantage's Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0-liter V8 engine will receive additional horsepower and torque to be deemed worthy of powering an AMR-badged car. As it stands, the eight is twin-turbocharged to 503 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque. Expect an array of suspension, chassis, and brake modifications to complement the mechanical changes. And, of course, expect a higher price tag.
We won't have to wait long to find out more about the Aston Martin Vantage AMR. While the British firm hasn't announced the car's reveal date yet, rumors claim it will be unveiled within the coming days.