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836 Bhp Aston Martin Victor is an Ultra Limited Masterpiece

Written by Nizam Shaikh

‘Q by Aston Martin’ has commissioned a one-off project, unveiled in the form of the Aston Martin ‘Victor’. The bespoke custom division has created one of the most powerful road-going naturally aspirated product in the marque’s history, offering homage to the Aston Martin One-77, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage of the 1970s and 80s and the 70s DBS V8, developed to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the RHAM/1. 

On the exterior, the Aston Martin Victor features the signature Aston Martin grille with a large splitter on the front apron, rounded headlamps recessed into the front apron, muscular wheels arches, a sculpted and vented bonnet, a muscular shoulder on the sides and an extreme boat tail on the rear with Aston Martin Valkyrie derived tail lamps. The Boat Tail rear is derived from the RHAM/1 racer delivering aerodynamic capabilities to the car. 

The Victor is built from an original fully refurbished One-77 carbon fibre monocoque and rear housing, but the chassis and bodywork weigh less than the original One-77. It combines elements of One-77 and Aston Martin Vulcan through computational fluid dynamic (CFD) testing, delivers GT4 levels of downforce while providing the necessary cooling requirements. Despite its squared-off muscle car appearance, the Victor can achieve 842 Nm of downforce at 161 kmph, compared to 525 Nm from the race-prepared Vantage GT4. 

Powering the Aston Martin Victor is a 7.3-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine rebuilt and re-tuned to a new and unique specification by the world-renowned engine builder, Cosworth also responsible for original One-77 and Aston Martin Valkyrie. The Naturally-Aspirated mill produces 836 Bhp of power and 821 Nm of torque matched to a Graziano-sourced 6-speed manual gearbox, making the Victor – most powerful naturally-aspirated manual transmission sports car. 

The Aston Martin Victor also features a bespoke high-performance motorsport clutch, in-board springs and dampers similar to the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan, with six-stage settings, centre lock wheels and Brembo CMM-R Carbon Ceramic brakes with 380mm front and 360mm rotors and six-piston callipers that deliver GT3 race car levels of braking capability. 

On the inside, the Victor features cabin elements such as forest green elements on the dashboard that contrasts with the exposed highly technical carbon fibre chassis, anodised aluminium and machine finished titanium hardware, Crown cut solid walnut embellishments across the dashboard fascia, a single machined piece gear knob, digital instrumentation along with a central infotainment screen, leather finished racing bucket seats and Aston Martin Vulcan motorsport-derived steering wheel. 

The Aston Martin Victor is finished in the industry-leading ‘Pentland Green’ and satin carbon fibre and pays tribute to the Executive Chairman Victor Gauntlett.