Showcased at the Concours of Elegance, this – ladies and gentlemen – is the Aston Martin Victor. Can you buy it? No you can’t. Because it was designed and built as a one-off for an anonymous client (who wants to keep a low profile) who then, entered it into the Future Classics class at Hampton Court and promptly won.
Aston Martin’s ‘Bespoke Q Division’ built this ultra exclusive supercar and those used in the new James Bond film No Time to Die and more recently have created two exclusive models the Vantage 007 and a DBS Superleggera 007 Edition.
What do we know? Well it is based on the One-77 Supercar from 2011, with a 7.3 litre V12 engine breathed on by Cosworth to produce 848 bhp, it is rear wheel drive with 6-speed manual gearbox. The bodywork is all Carbon fibre painted in Pentland Green. The owner remains anon as does the price tag. But what a car!
The design cues have taken inspiration from the 70s/ 80s Vantage as directed by the customer, and well – what I can say? Except, WOW it looks fan-bloody-tastic!
Aston Martin do love to flex their creative muscle when it comes to super-car deign, but for me you can keep your Valkyrie and the Valhalla, they are pedigree race-horses for sure, great for cornering on a race circuit at mach-one with your hair on fire but this….
Victor (named after Victor Gauntless a former boss of Aston Martin) has supercool status. This is the Aston Martin that would be driven by Steve McQueen if he was alive today! Love, love, love it! Give the customer a job in car design – please!