It appears Aston Martin isn’t done with manual gearboxes, as it recently teased the imminent arrival of the new Vantage AMR with this nifty illustration.

For now, there’s still no details about what type of transmission this will be, but it’s been heavily rumoured that it will be a seven-speed unit with a dogleg pattern. The manual gearbox will be paired with the Vantage’s only available engine option, which is the Mercedes-AMG M177 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8.

Seeing how the Mercedes-AMG line-up consists of zero cars with manual transmissions, Aston Martin will likely have had to develop everything by itself, from the transmission, right down to the driveline hardware and control software.

That’s not all, as there’s also the matter of redesigning the cabin to accommodate the stick shift. The automatic version of the current Vantage comes with an eight-speed gearbox that is controlled via buttons on the centre console.

Aside from the manual gearbox, the Vantage AMR will likely carry performance upgrades over the standard Vantage like better aerodynamics, suspension and output from the M177. As it stands, the normal Vantage has 510 PS and 685 Nm of torque at its disposal, but there’s also a version of the engine that makes 585 PS and 700 Nm in the GT R.

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