21 Feb

Race-Inspired Aston Martin Vantage SP10 Launches With Manual Transmission

Aston Martin can be paying tribute to its GT4 racing success with a brand new special-edition V8 Vantage S for continental Europe – the manual-transmission-equipped Vantage SP10.

Named after the Vantage SP10 GT4 race car, the Aston Martin Vantage SP10 gives enthusiasts the opportunity to finally get their hands on a V8 Vantage S with a correct six-speed manual gearbox. Sooner than the announcement of the Vantage SP10, the sole transmission available inside the V8 Vantage S was a seven-speed dual-clutch auto.

Otherwise, the Vantage SP10 is generally unchanged out of your run-of-the-mill V8 Vantage S, and we’re pleased with that. The SP10 remains to be available in coupe or convertible forms with the similar 4.7-liter V-8 making 430 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque. The special-edition V8 Vantage S remains available with the seven-speed transmission, though individuals who pick that transmission could be missing the purpose.

SP10-only touches at the Vantage include its Ceramic Grey Metallic paint and painted 19-inch rims. Inside, the Vantage SP10 also sports a black interior with silver stitching.

The new Aston Vantage SP10 can be so exclusive that the British won’t also be ready to get their hands on one – the SP10 can be sold in continental Europe only.

Source: Aston Martin