During the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California a lot of automakers has presented their new models, and Aston Martin presented a new version of the Vantage, this Vantage is a V-12 powered car and is open-topped. When the British company revealed this car that they are not making a roadster version of the V12 Vantage, but they have done it with this new version.
To make this car, Aston Martin has claimed that they had to combine much of the underbody structure of the larger DBS with the Vantage bodyshell. The V12 Roadster Vantage´s body has been widened and incorporates heat vents in the fenders behind the front wheel arches, and they have used the carbon fiber to make the hood and some extensions.
The mechanical of this version is so similar to the coupe version, it has a 690-hp version of Aston’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-12 engine, 555 pound-feet of torque with eight-speed automatic gearbox and a mechanical limited-slip differential. The brand has said that they want the V12 Roadster will be one of the fastest front-engine roadsters in the world with a top speed of 200 mph and passing from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It will be offered with the option of the raised wing from the coupe.
As the coupe version was, this V12 Roadster Vantage version will be a limited edition, the British company is only making 249 copies and all the cars has been already sold. Aston Martin has not given the price that the future owners has already paid for having one of those exclusive models, but it is very close to $350,000, so expensive for this car, but it has to be keep in mind that it is a very exclusive model, so it makes the price increase, we will see the next Aston Martin´s steps.