Aston Martin brings back the manual in new Vantage AMR

If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission—but right now none of its cars come with a third pedal. The good news is that Aston Martin is rectifying the issue by bringing back the manual with its latest Vantage sports car. The transmission, a 7-speed with Aston Martin’s preferred “dogleg” configuration, where switching from first to second gear requires moving into the adjacent slot of the H-pattern, will initially be offered on a limited-edition Vantage AMR due in late…

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