US to receive the 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S with a manual gearbox

To hoots with what the market begs for. Aston Martin have their way of giving drivers the pleasure of driving in all true glory. There’s sufficient evidence of this in the 2017 V12 Vantage S that comes with a seven-speed manual transmission with the H-switching pattern making the headlines (dogleg first gear and all). This comes against the tide of automatics that have plagued the market, offering more convenience than any regard to the primal love for driving.

“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,” said Ian Minards, who leads the product development team. His words clearly underline our new-found respect for the brand. “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.” Couldn’t agree more, could we?

The car is powered by a 565 hp 6-liter V12 engine that does 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and touches top speeds of 205 mph. On the inside, the passengers will be treated to an improved AMi III infotainment and navigation system that works across Apple and Android platforms.

The 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S will vroom in this fall for $188,795. There will be 100 examples arriving in the US, making this gem a rather rare one.

[ Via : Autoblog ]

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