The new Aston Martin Victor has been unveiled as a one-off combining a 623 kW naturally aspirated V12 with a six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive.
Billed as the “wildest” creation from Q by Aston Martin yet, the commissioned project is a “full carbon-fibre creation” powered by a 7,3-litre V12 engine confirmed as the Gaydon-based firm’s most powerful road-going naturally aspirated unit yet.
The company says the Victor was inspired by the V8 Vantage of the 1970s and ‘80s and the DBS V8 developed to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the RHAM/1. Why the name Victor? Well, Aston Martin’s executive chairman at that time was Victor Gauntlett.
Interestingly, the Victor was built from a “fully refurbished” One-77 carbon-fibre monocoque and rear housing, with the chassis and bodywork weighing in at less than an original One-77.
The engine, too, is based on the One-77 powerplant, although the naturally aspirated V12 has been “rebuilt and retuned” by Cosworth to a unique specification. It now produces 623 kW and 821 N.m of torque, up from One-77’s 559 kW and 750 N.m.
All that grunt is directed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission supplied by Graziano. The Victor is equipped with twin coolers and a bespoke motorsport clutch that the company says delivers a “performance focused and unique driving experience”.
The one-off model furthermore features the same inboard springs and dampers as the track-only Vulcan. Fitted with centre-lock wheels, the car’s 380 mm front and 360 mm rear Brembo CMM-R carbon-ceramic brakes are set to deliver up what Aston calls “GT3 race car levels of braking capability”.
Inside, there’s a mix luxurious materials and the bare carbon-fibre chassis, along with anodised aluminium and polished titanium hardware.
While Aston has opted not to announce the one-off vehicle’s price tag, sections of the British press suggest the figure is upwards of £2-million (so, likely more than R45-million)…