Aston Martin's personalization department, referred to as Q, took advantage of the Concours d'Elegance at Hampton Court Palace to unveil one of its most incredible models: the Aston Martin Victor. This unique model is directly inspired by two legendary hand-built Aston Martins from the days when Victor Gauntlett (hence the name Aston Martin Victor) chaired the company: the V8 Vantage of the 70s and 80s and the DBS V8 RHAM / 1, a model intended for motor racing.
This is immediately noticeable thanks to its muscular body, all in carbon fiber, with its wide and spectacular shoulder, which extends over the entire length of the car, and extends to the rear with this impressive spoiler. . The shade "Pentland Green" is a color inspired by certain Aston Martin models in the 70s and which has been specially recreated for the occasion.
The optics, derived from the Valkyrie, modernize the rear, while the grille and headlights at the front are reminiscent of Aston Martins from the days when Victor Gauntlett was at the head of the company. The interior is equally elaborate, merging leather with cashmere, solid crown cut walnut, anodized aluminum, machined and polished titanium and exposed carbon fiber.
Under its hood, the Aston Martin Victor combines the mechanical elements of the One-77 and the Vulcan, developed and perfected by engineers and technicians who currently deal with the Valkyrie. The centerpiece is obviously the engine, the One-77's 7.3-liter V12, but that has been entrusted to Cosworth for some tweaking. Results? If the Aston Matin One-77 makes 750 horsepower and 750 Nm, the Victor is now developing 847 horsepower and 821 Nm of torque.
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels by a six-speed manual gearbox. Unsurprisingly, the Victor is the most powerful Aston Martins with manual transmission ever produced.
Thanks to its carbon fiber body, the Aston Martin Victor is a little lighter than the One-77. In order to guarantee the car handling as balanced and dynamic as that of a modern Aston Martin, the Victor is equipped with the suspensions and shock absorbers of the Vulcan, adjustable in six different positions. The steering wheel is also taken from the hypercar and looks like two drops of water like that of Formula 1.