Inspired by its GT4 race car, Aston Martin has announced a special edition of the V8 Vantage S, which gains a stick shift for the first time.
The new vehicle, called Vantage SP10, uses the same 4.7-liter, 430 hp V8 engine, but is equipped with a six-speed manual in base form and can be had as either a coupe or roadster. A 7-speed automatic transmission (formerly the only transmission available on the Vantage S) can also be had, and either transmission will be able to rocket the SP10 to 60-mph in 4.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 189 mph.
“With the new Vantage SP10 we are now offering a V8 Vantage S with a special motorsport and race track flair – at a competitive price point.” says Jeffrey L. Scott, Managing Director of Aston Martin. The Vantage SP10 will cost 96,635 Euros. US pricing has yet to be announced
Both coupe and roadster versions are available in a Ceramic Grey Metallic finish, while the roadster gets an accompanying Titan Grey painted top. The SP10 rolls on 19-inch wheels hiding black brake calipers. Additionally, the SP10 features a unique front splitter, carbon fiber rear diffuser, carbon fiber backed seats and clear rear lamps.