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Aston Martin is no stranger to off-the-wall, limited-run builds, whether it's a $3.5 million Bond car replica or a $1 million Speedster with no roof or windshield. But the new Aston Martin Victor just may be the coolest special-edition car the company has released in recent memory.
For starters, the Victor isn't just low-volume, it's one of a kind. It was commissioned by an anonymous buyer and developed by Aston's Q division, which builds bespoke cars. In an attempt to keep the build somewhat low-key, the car didn't get any flashy unveiling or official press release, but an Aston Martin spokesperson did share some details with Business Insider.
The car amounts essentially to a mashup of two of Aston's latest limited-run supercars — the One-77 and the track-only Vulcan. It boasts a carbon-fiber chassis and body, throwback styling, and a V12 engine that Aston rates at a whopping 836 brake horsepower.
To top it all off, Aston gave the Victor a six-speed manual transmission — an oddity in an age when most high-powered sports cars make use of dual-clutch automatics. That makes the Victor the company's most powerful stick-shift vehicle ever, Aston said.
Take a closer look at Aston's latest one-off creation below.