There were these rumors going around recently that Aston Martin is planning to let go of manual gearboxes altogether. For the uninitiated, yes, Aston Martin offers a 7-speed manual option on the Vantage. But, before the manuals are completely dead, Aston Martin invited a very, very few privileged individuals recently to have a go in the greatest naturally-aspirated V12 manual car the company ever built — the Victor. A very few hand-picked invitees because the Victor is a bespoke, one-off, built in September 2020.
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So, what is it? Well, the Victor started its life as a Vulcan — a track-only hypercar, which in turn was carved out from the One-77. The side exhausts and the entire lower part on the side of the car, are from the Vulcan. Do the taillights and the wheels remind you of something else?