Put in a supercharged, naturally aspirated V12, a manual gearbox, and parts of the brand's most exclusive auto parts, and you've got the Aston Martin Victor.
She is unique ! With a naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 developing 836 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, a steroid-fed GT body and parts borrowed from both the One-77 and the Vulcan, the Victor is the modern-age Aston Martin we've been waiting for.
Aston Martin's 'Q' Personalization Department took advantage of the Concours d'Elegance at Hampton Court Palace to reveal his craziest project to date: the Victor. The unique and brutal hypercar is directly inspired by two legendary hand-built Astons from the days when Victor Gauntlett chaired the company: the V8 Vantage of the 1970s and 80s and the DBS V8 RHAM / 1, a developed 520 horsepower tracker. to race at Le Mans in 1977.
As sporty as it is elegant
You can see it at first glance, with its muscular body entirely in carbon fibers, its line which widens at the rear and its rear spoiler, it is resolutely sporty. But it is no less elegant.
Its color contributes to this presence. This is a "Pentland Green", an Aston shade from the 1970s relaunched by Q especially for the Victor. The lights derived from the Valkyrie, on the other hand, help to rejuvenate the rear of the car, while the traditional grille and headlights at the front are reminiscent of Aston Martins of the Gauntlett era.
Same fight inside
The interior is equally elaborate, combining forest green leather and "Conker Bridge" leather with cashmere, solid walnut, anodized aluminum, polished titanium and exposed carbon fiber.
What is hidden under the body of this Aston Martin Victor is always synonymous with exclusivity. Aston suggests that the Victor combine the mechanical elements of the One-77 and the Vulcan developed and perfected by engineers and technicians in the Valkyrie program. The centerpiece remains the engine.
The One-77's 7.3-liter V12 was donated to Cosworth for a refit. The result is an increase in power from 750 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque to 836 horsepower and 821 Nm. This extraordinary power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a good six-speed manual gearbox… the old fashioned way! Unsurprisingly, the Victor is the most powerful manual Aston Martin ever produced.
The One-77's carbon fiber monocoque and rear box remains, although the Victor is overall lighter thanks to its carbon fiber bodywork. To be worthy of a modern Aston Martin, the Victor has the adjustable springs and dampers of the Vulcan.
We would forget, the Formula 1 type steering wheel of the hypercar immediately puts us in the mood. Aston claims performance levels close to the GT3. Suffice to say that after having written his lines, many of us in the editorial staff want to get behind the wheel of this British racing car.