Aston Martin Victor Revealed As Custom One-77 With 836 Horsepower
BRUTAL. BOLD. UNIQUE. Q BY ASTON MARTIN CREATES THE VICTOR
04 September 2020, Gaydon: Aston Martin has unveiled its craziest Q by Aston Martin – Commission project to date in the form of the Aston Martin Victor. A murderous creation made entirely of carbon fiber, the one-off model is powered by a 7.3-liter V12 engine producing 836 hp, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated product ever designed for the road and the manual powertrain the most successful in the history of the brand.
Unveiled on the 70th anniversary of the Vantage nameplate, this road legal creation was perfectly inspired by the iconic Aston Martin V8 Vantage of the 1970s and 80s and the 70s DBS V8 that was developed. to run the 24 Hours of Le Mans. like the RHAM / 1. The V8 Vantage embodies the period of Aston Martin’s management by Executive Chairman Victor Gauntlett, today’s committee is also inspired by this key figure in the brand’s colorful history in its nomenclature.
Revival color combinations reminiscent of the V8 Vantage road car adorn the Victor, with an advanced paint finish of “Pentland Green” and satin carbon fiber complementing the car’s dramatic exterior form. On the side, the car features a continuous hard line, providing a powerful square shoulder that follows the boat’s rear far tail. This theatrical element – derived directly from the RHAM / 1 racer – continues to convey an impression of overt performance and aerodynamic capability. Aston Martin Valkyrie-derived technology provides an outright rear lighting solution, while – up front – the iconic grille and unique headlights honor the true origins of the Victor.
Inside, the cabin is covered in high-grade forest green and Conker Bridge of Weirleathers, while the best tailor-made cashmere is used for the car’s upper environment. These luxurious materials juxtapose the highly engineered carbon fiber chassis, which remains widely exposed throughout the interior. Anodized aluminum and machined and polished titanium hardware add to the high-quality finish on the interior, while Crown has cut solid walnut elements on the car’s dashboard and, perhaps more importantly, , as a single piece machined to adorn the car’s manual gear knob. A feature familiar to Aston Martin aficionados is the Aston Martin Vulcan motorsport-derived steering wheel, which was also used in Victor.
Combining elements of the One-77 and Aston Martin Vulcan under the bodywork, Victor is a melting pot of technical highlights from each of these very limited iconic models, allowing the car to match the performance inferred 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 program.
Built from a fully refurbished, original One-77 carbon fiber monocoque and rear box, the entire chassis and body weighs less than an original One-77. Delivered by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) testing, focused on delivering GT4 downforce levels while providing the necessary cooling requirements of this testosterone-fueled brute. Despite its muscular car styling, Aston Martin Victor can achieve 842Nm of downforce at 100mph, compared to the 525Nm of the race-prepared Vantage GT4.
Under the heavily sculpted and vented hood sits an original, naturally aspirated 7.3-liter One-77 V12, which has been rebuilt and readjusted to a unique new specification by a world-renowned engine manufacturer – and One-77 from origin and now Aston Martin Valkyrie project partner – Cosworth. The engine delivers outstanding performance for a naturally aspirated road machine, producing an output of 836 hp and torque of 821 Nm, improved from the previous 750 hp and 750 Nm of the One-77.
A six-speed manual transmission, supplied by Graziano, propels all that power to the rear wheels, making Victor the most powerful manual sports car to wear the iconic Aston Martin fenders. To ensure both the usability and the continued performance of the car’s powertrain, given the exceptionally high torque levels on offer, the Aston Martin Victor must be fitted with dual coolers and a bespoke motorsport clutch that offers a unique and performance-oriented driving experience.
Perhaps unlike the muscle car machines of the ’70s and’ 80s, the Aston Martin Victor was designed to deliver exceptionally focused dynamics, the car was fitted with the same internal springs and dampers as the Aston Martin Vulcan, only on track. Available with six-step adjustments, the setup has been fine-tuned to meet the demands of imperfect driving conditions on the road. Equipped with central locking wheels, the Brembo CMM-R Carbon Ceramic 380mm front and 360mm rear brakes are tuned to deliver GT3 racing car levels of braking capability when all six pistons from each caliper engage.