Writing a article about the permanence of the changes manual in the Aston Martin, I’ve noticed a detail perhaps worrying – or maybe it is, but of the times in which we live. It is only possible to acquire a vehicle that combines propellant V12 with a manual gearbox. There are few supercars with manual gearbox – with the exception of machines for low volume, as the Noble M600 or Hennessey Venom – and only the Aston Martin V12 Vantage combines a manual gearbox with a propeller V12.
there is Only one car currently on sale that combine a propeller twelve-cylinder with a manual gearbox.
At least a propeller the maximum power of the old school, whose origins date back a decade and a half, when Aston Martin – in the hands of Ford at that time – merged into two blocks, 3.0 V6 Duratec to create his now-legendary V12 of 6.0 liters. This propeller has been upgraded, although its basis has remained the same. In a small sports only 4,38 meters in length, and tight to the max in your engine bay, the engine moves the rear-wheel drive through a manual gearbox six relations. A car very atypical.
In fact, it is the only V12 of the range Aston Martin to have three pedals under the steering wheel, the other mounted automatic gearboxes. This engine is a twelve cylinder engine develops 517 HP at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 570 Nm at 5.750 rpm. Makes 1.755 kg of the Vantage is put to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, up to 305 km/h. Approves an average of 16.7 l/100 km, and it emits 388 g/km of carbon dioxide. Costs a whopping 208.563 euros in our country. What would be a automatic car faster and more efficient?
I’m sure that yes, but it is not the key of this car. The key is the involvement of the driver, and the sensations to live. And I can’t compete.