It’s safe to say that Aston Martin’s bespoke Q division has truly outdone themselves with this latest commission. Having already won the Future Classics Class at the Hampton Court Palace Concours, the retro-inspired Aston Martin Victor takes design cues from the One-77 and Vulcan hypercars and features a powerful engine to boot.
The Victor is powered by an 847 horsepower V12 engine paired with the long-overdue return of a six-speed manual transmission for what’s being described as the brand’s most powerful manual vehicle to date. Just don’t expect to see this sweet new ride at all the car shows, because there’s only one Victor made and it’s privately owned.
The benefits of being able to afford an Aston Martin commission seemingly include the ability to mix-and-match pieces and parts from past vehicles, which works surprisingly well.
The one-off Aston Martin Victor is built upon the sleek chassis of a 2011 One-77 coupe, and carbon-fibre monocoque with that aggressive shape being borrowed from the original Vantage and DBS V8 from the late 1970s. The hood and fender give off classic muscle car vibes while that hefty spoiler is a formidable addition to the rear.
Inside, you’ll find carbon-fibre on the dash and a motorsports steering wheel like the one found in the ultra-high-end Vulcan. The Victor is finished in Pentland Green, which is also present throughout the cabin. The one-of-one Victor was built for an unknown client, but after a few more track wins, it’s unlikely that he or she will remain anonymous for too long.