However, the new Vantage Aston Martin unveiled late last year that isn’t coming with a manual transmission out of the gate. Earlier this month, the automaker says the option is a still year or more away. While there won’t be a Vantage available with a manual for a small period, at least the automaker is committed to the at least offering the option in the future. Hopefully, Aston doesn’t’ change its mind by then.