We’ve known for a while that Aston Martin is cooking up a manual version of its new Vantage. Senior Aston figures including engineering chief Matt Becker have said as much, but it’s now looking like the arrival of a three-pedal Vantage is imminent.
Aston Martin has Tweeted a teaser for a ‘Vantage AMR’, showing a three-pedal layout. With the clutch highlighted, just in case you didn’t quite catch what the company is getting at.
If the car is to follow the example set by other AMR’d Astons, it’s likely to have a little more power, and possibly a suspension tweak or two. Whether or not a manual non-AMR Vantage will be available, or if it’ll be possible to have an AMR with an auto box, we’re not sure - Aston Martin hasn’t said anything beyond this Tweet.
The standard Vantage is a great sports car, but the ZF eight-speed automatic hooked up to its AMG-sourced V8s is one of its weaker points. A manual version, then, should be fabulous.