Mr. Bond your Aston Martin Vantage has gone manual.

A glimpse at the 7spd manual Aston Martin Vantage.

I had the genuine pleasure of discovering a supercar that I had completely forgotten about when I visited Aston Martin Vancouver the other day. I don’t know how but it had completely slipped my mind that Aston Martin had said they were going to produce a proper manual gearbox version of the Aston Martin Vantage and they have been true to their word. I have very politely asked if I could get a little test drive too experience the rare thrill of driving a manual Aston Martin. So stay tuned for further updates.

In the meantime I spent an hour or so drooling over the Onyx black Vantage in the Vancouver showroom. I was captivated by the stubby gear-leaver protruding from the center console. The manual Vantage retains the 4L V8 twin turbo engine and its 503 brake horse power, only now forward velocity is harnessed by the driver through a 7 spd leather wrapped gear lever. Absolutely nirvana to behold and hopefully I get to taste this vintage in the near future.

The interior of the Vantage is suitably bedecked in Obsidian black and chancellor red leather which nicely compliments the Onyx black exterior. I am rather taken with the optional 20 inch Snowflake gloss black diamonds turned wheels. The base price of the manual Vantage is $159,900, with optional extras my Vantage came in at very reasonable $201,110. So would you rather have a sumptuous Aston Martin or a Porsche 911? Personally the manual Aston gets my vote, its better looking and arguably a rarer supercar.

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Comments (5)

  • Well the Vantage roadster showed up the week before last and was gone in 2 days. Not sure of the Vancouver market for manuals so it will be interesting to see what happens.

      3 days ago
  • Magnificent automobile. I wonder how long it will stay in the showroom?

      3 days ago
  • I do like a bit of Vantage

      5 days ago
  • Definitely the manual Vantage. Such a beautiful shape.

      5 days ago