As long as CEO Andy Palmer is at the helm of Aston Martin, they will continue to deliver to customers beautiful sports cars with manual transmissions. It’s his promise to the faithful and the company’s mandate, but this V12 Vantage S is the last of an era. A sports car like this, with its naturally-aspirated V12 and its idiosyncratic, dogleg seven-speed manual transmission will never see production again.

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Published on Nov 15, 2017