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Analog Thrills Return: Porsche 911 S/T and Aston Martin Valour Tested

In a world increasingly dominated by paddle shifters and electric motors, two manufacturers are bucking the trend with thrilling throwback machines: the Porsche 911 S/T and the Aston Martin Valour.

The Porsche 911 S/T combines track-ready performance with the elegance of a six-speed manual gearbox. This configuration, cherished by enthusiasts for its direct connection to the driving experience, defines the essence of the 911 S/T. Powering the car is a high-revving, naturally aspirated 4.0 L flat-six engine, delivering 518 horsepower and capable of propelling the car from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.

The Aston Martin Valour is a head-turning limited edition built upon the V12 Vantage chassis. Aston Martin throws a stunning, retro-inspired body over the core, creating a machine that packs a 705-horsepower, twin-turbo V12 connected to a glorious manual gearbox.

Buckle up for a review of the Porsche 911 S/T and the Aston Martin Valour, champions of the manual gearbox and visceral driving experiences in this video from Top Gear magazine.