Aston Martin Victor One-Off V12 Revealed
The Aston Martin Victor was revealed by the division of the British company’s bespoke Q commission. The one-off supercar brings together elements from the One-77 and the track-only Vulcan.
The car started life as a one-77 prototype and was significantly overhauled over a period of 18 months. It features extensive carbon fiber use, with the chassis weighing less than those of the original One-77.
The team used Aston’s muscle car era for inspiration in design, specifically the Vantage of the 1980s, and worked closely with the customer to develop the entirely custom body. It borrows elements from current Aston Martin models including the upcoming Valkyrie tail-lights, as well as vents found in the DBX SUV.
Cashmere, polished titanium, and walnut wood contrast inside with leather-finished bucket seats and 4-point harnesses, as well as exposed carbon fiber. The steering wheel derived from motorsport of The Victor is like the one seen on the Vulcan.
Aston Martin Victor is the most powerful, naturally aspirated, road-legal car ever produced by Aston Martin. Cosworth has stripped and rebuilt the 7.3-liter V12 powerplant of the One-77, with power raised from 760hp to 848hp, and it is attached to a 6-speed manual transmission with a tailor-made motorsport clutch.
It uses the same inboard springs and dampers as the track-only Vulcan and is equipped with carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes that Aston claims can deliver on par with a GT3 race car. The steering wheel derived from motorsport of The Victor is like the one seen on the Vulcan.
A front splitter and rear diffuser aerodynamically optimized together produce 842Nm of downforce at 160kph which is more than a Vantage GT4 prepared for the race.
The Pentland Green paint dried mere hours before the car made its public debut at the Concours of Elegance in Hampton Court Palace, according to a representative from Aston Martin.
It was unveiled to commemorate the Vantage’s 70th anniversary and named Victor Victor Gauntlett, the man widely credited for reviving the fortunes of Aston in the early 1980s. The owner of the vehicle, a Belgian collector, was not named.