It'll make grown men cry.
First things first: the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S can now be had with a seven-speed manual transmission. That alone might even be worth a new national holiday somewhere. But we already knew the V12 Vantage S was destined for greatness even when the sole gearbox option was an automatic. That’s because of the obvious: a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 stuffed under the hood of one of the best-looking sports cars in years. Remember, the Vantage was originally designed for a V8.
Sadly, the Vantage lineup won’t be around much longer, but Aston Martin is making sure the car is being given a proper send off with this V12-manual combo. Then again, Aston Martin has vowed to be the last automaker to get rid of the manual, and we can't thank them enough for that. Check out the video ahead from the Carfection crew.