The Aston Martin Victor is inspired by Vantage and DBS models of the 1970s

Aston Martin has recently expanded beyond its usual three-vehicle lineup. It also offers an SUV now, a track-only supercar called the Vulcan, and two more performance cars, including the Valkyrie, are set to follow. Now, Aston Martin is flexing its Q division muscle with a unique supercar called the Victor. It’s inspired by the V8 Vantage model of the 1970s and 1980s and the DBS V8 from the late 1970s, also known at the RHAM/1, developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It combines technology from the Valkyrie, Vulcan, and One-77, and it looks really cool on the outside.

The Aston Martin Victor features a full carbon-fiber body

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear Exterior
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The Victor is made from carbon-fiber from nose to rear, just like full-fledged supercars.

And that’s visible on lower-body elements like the front bumper, front grille, side skirts, and rear diffuser; all finished in exposed, satin carbon. The rest of the body is painted in a dark shade of green. It’s called Pentland Green is it’s inspired by the classic V8 Vantage.

Design-wise, the Victor boasts the company’s current styling language, but it’s also heavily inspired by the old V8 Vantage. While the front grille is actually as modern as it gets, the dustpan style fender is based on the RHAM/1 race car, while the round headlamps are inspired by the V8 Vantage. The profile doesn’t have that much in common with old Aston Martins, although the door and rear fenders are almost featureless for a clean look. But the heavily sculpted side skirts that integrate side-exiting exhaust pipes are yet another reference to the RHAM/1 race car.

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear Exterior
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The rear of Victor is incredibly simple for a modern supercar. Again based on late 1970s Aston Martin designs and the RAHM/1, it features a simple fascia with two small taillights mounted in a carbon-fiber "stripe." Above that, there’s a plain surface that extends into a big spoiler. Below, there’s just a massive, carbon-fiber diffuser. No exhaust pipes, no movable wings, no grilles, and no holes. Simple yet brilliant!

The Aston Martin Victor features a unique cabin with loads of carbon-fiber

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear Interior
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Like any bespoke, one-off model, the Victor features a unique interior layout. It’s obviously inspired by the world of motorsport, hence the carbon-fiber steering wheel from the Vulcan, the small display for an instrument cluster, and a large amount of carbon-fiber. The rest of the cockpit is draped in fine leather, finished in a shade of green that matches the exterior color. Aston Martin also used anodized aluminum and machined and polished titanium, as well as solid walnut wood trim on the dashboard. But even though it’s as modern as it gets, it also boasts a vintage vibe that reminds me of old Aston Martin grand tourers.

The Aston Martin Victor is a naturally aspirated beast

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear Exterior
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While most modern supercars feature turbocharged engines, the Victor remains true to the classic V-12.

The massive 7.3-liter under the hood is actually taken from the One-77, but Aston Martin rebuilt and retuned it for extra oomph.

The naturally aspirated V-12 cranks out 836 horsepower and 606 pound-feet of torque, a notable increase from the One-77. Specifically, the Victor comes with an extra 86 horsepower and 52 pound-feet of twist. It’s also more powerful than the Vulcan, which features a 7.0-liter V-12, delivering an additional 16 horsepower and 31 pound-feet of torque.

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear Exterior
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There’s no word as to how quick the Victor is, but it should hit 60 mph in less than three seconds and hit a top speed of at least 200 mph.

All that power travels through a six-speed manual transmission from Graziano, while the clutch of the race-spec variety. The Victor is built on a refurbished carbon-fiber monocoque from the One-77 and provides a whopping 612 pound-feet of downforce at 100 mph, some 230 pound-feet more than the race-spec Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

The Victor rides on the same springs and dampers as the track-only Vulcan, while the big Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes deliver GT3 race car levels of stopping power.

The Aston Martin Victor is a car that you can’t buy

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear Exterior
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Designed and built by the company bespoke Q division, the Aston Martin Victor is a one-off that won’t be following by a production series. One lucky customer, who probably paid in excess of $2 million, will get to take it home, but Aston Martin won’t build another one like it. But the Victor is proof that the British company is more than capable of building unique performance vehicles, just like Bugatti and Ferrari do.

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Aston Martin has unveiled its wildest Q by Aston Martin - Commission project to date in the form of the Aston Martin Victor. A bruising full carbon-fibre creation, the one-off model is powered by a 7.3-litre V12 engine producing 836bhp, making this the most powerful road-going naturally aspirated product ever and the highest performing manual powertrain in the marque’s history.

Unveiled to the backdrop of the 70th anniversary of the Vantage nameplate, this road legal creation has been fittingly inspired by the iconic Aston Martin V8 Vantage of the 1970s and 80s and the 70’s DBS V8 that was developed to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the RHAM/1. The V8 Vantage embodies the period of Aston Martin stewardship by Executive Chairman Victor Gauntlett, today’s commission also takes inspiration from this key figure from the marque’s colourful history in its nomenclature.

Re-born colour schemes reminiscent of the V8 Vantage road car adorn the Victor, with an industry-leading paint finish of ‘Pentland Green’ and satin carbon fibre complementing the car’s dramatic exterior form. Along the side, the car features acontinuous hard line, providing a powerful square like shoulder which follows towardsthe car’s extreme rear boat tail. This theatrical element – derived directly from the RHAM/1 racer – continues to deliver on an impression of overt performance and aerodynamic capability. Aston Martin Valkyrie derived technology provides a pure and simple lighting solution at the rear, while – at the face - the iconic grille and unique headlamps honour the Victor’s true origins.

Inside, the cabin is cloaked in high-grade Forest Green and Conker Bridge of Weirleathers, while the finest tailor’s Cashmere is used for the car’s upper environment. These luxurious materials juxtapose the highly technical carbon fibre chassis, which remains largely exposed throughout the interior. Anodised aluminium and machined and polished titanium hardware add to the high-grade finish inside, while Crown cut solid walnut features across the car’s dashboard and, perhaps most importantly, as a single machined piece to adorn the car’s manual gear knob. A familiar feature toAston Martin aficionados is the Aston Martin Vulcan motorsport-derived steering wheel, which has been utilised in Victor too.

Combining elements of One-77 and Aston Martin Vulcan under the body, Victor is a melting pot of technical highlights from each of these highly limited iconic models, allowing the car to match the inferred performance in its design. In addition, the car benefits from the technical expertise of the same engineers and technicians who have been heavily engaged in the ongoing Aston Martin Valkyrie programme.

Built from an original fully refurbished One-77 carbon fibre monocoque and rear housing, the entire chassis and bodywork weighs in less than an original One-77. Delivered through computer fluid dynamic (CFD) testing, focused on delivering GT4 levels of downforce while providing the necessary cooling requirements of this testosterone fueled brute. Despite its muscle car styling, Aston Martin Victor can achieve 842Nm of downforce at 100mph, compared to 525Nm from the race-prepared Vantage GT4.

Under the heavily sculpted and vented bonnet sits an original One-77 naturally-aspirated 7.3-litre V12, which has been rebuilt and retuned to a new and unique specification by world-renowned engine builder – and original One-77 and now Aston Martin Valkyrie project partner – Cosworth. The engine delivers exceptional performance figures for a naturally aspirated road-going machine, producing 836bhpof power and 821Nm of torque, uprated from One-77’s previous 750bhp and 750Nm.

Driving all that power to the rear wheels is a six-speed manual transmission, supplied by Graziano, making Victor the most powerful manual sportscar to wear the iconic Aston Martin wings. To ensure both the usability and continued performance of the car’s powertrain given the exceptionally high levels of torque on offer, Aston Martin Victor is to be equipped with twin coolers and a bespoke motorsport clutch that delivers a performance focused and unique driving experience.

Perhaps in contrast to the muscle car machines of the 70s and 80s, the Aston Martin Victor has been engineered to deliver exceptionally focused dynamics, the car has been equipped with the same inboard springs and dampers as the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan. Available with six-stage settings, the setup has been honed to meet the demands of imperfect road driving conditions. Fitted with centre-lock wheels, the car’s 380mm front and 360mm rear Brembo CMM-R Carbon Ceramic brakes are set to deliver up GT3 race car levels of braking capability as each caliper’s six pistons engage.

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