The new DB11 is not available with a manual. The only transmission option is an eight-speed automatic that can be manually shifted via flappy paddles. But, glass half full, the 2017 V12 Vantage S (seen here) now offers a dogleg seven-speed manual at no extra charge. In today's world selling a manual V12 takes some stones. Those who want a slightly more fuel-efficient engine (ha!) will be happy to know that the next-gen V8 Vantage will also get a stick. Aston Martin still has a long way to go when it comes to achieving sales success
, which we all know will come on the back of an eventual SUV. The good news is that the English company won’t sell its soul—or sell out its devoted enthusiast fans—in the quest for cash.