Potent Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster revealed
Aston Martin has revealed probably the most potent illustration of its open-top Vantage range, the 510bhp, 190mph V12 Vantage Roadster.
The lengthy-anticipated drop-top, eagerly anticipated because the V12 Vantage coupé was introduced in 2009, has a ￡150,000 cost tag, ￡15,000 greater than its brother or sister.
Operated by exactly the same 5935cc engine because the V12 Vantage coupé and also the DBS, the Roadster creates 510bhp at 6500rpm and 420lb foot of torque at 5750rpm and it is outfitted having a six-speed manual gear box.
There are a variety of revisions towards the chassis, which is dependant on Aston’s VH platform, together with a modified rear damper set-up, front and back damper valve tuning along with a new rear spring design.
At 1760kg, the material-roofed Roadster is 80kg heavier than its coupé cousin. Based on Aston’s estimations, it’ll sprint from -62mph in 4.5sec, meaning it will likely be .3sec reduced compared to V12 Vantage, however the 190mph top speed remains unchanged.
Just like the V12 Vantage coupé, the Roadster includes a ‘Sport’ mode button that sharpens the throttle response and offers a far more sporty exhaust note.
Cosmetic changes incorporate a redesigned rear boot lid, with a more pronounced ‘flip’ to lessen rear-lift and improve high-speed stability. The V12 Vantage Roadster also will get a lesser front air intake, a brand new style of 19in alloy wheel and carbonfibre detailing towards the front splitter, mirror caps, rear light infills and side strakes.
The V12’s rear diffuser can also be modified in comparison towards the coupé, and houses a sizable, center-mounted oil cooler and 2 large tail-pipe finishers.
An optional interior trim package composed of carbonfibre fascia and gearshift surround can also be available. The V12 Vantage Roadster can be obtained to buy now, with production beginning within the final quarter of the year.