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The Potent Open-Top Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

The Potent Open-Top Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster will be available as a limited edition in selected markets worldwide. The release of the information couldn’t be better as its Summer in Europe as well as the rest of the Western Countries.

The V12 Vantage Roadster’s 6.0-litre engine, mated to a six speed manual gearbox as in the Coupe, churns out 380kW at 6,500 rpm and a muscular 570 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm.

The V12 Vantage Roadster has a claimed speed of 305kph and a claimed 0-100kph acceleration of just 4.5 seconds.

Unique to the V12 Vantage Coupe and new V12 Vantage Roadster is the engine’s “Sport” mode button, which enables the driver to select between two different powertrain modes.

Normal mode is the default from start-up and provides not only a more relaxed throttle response but also a quieter, more refined exhaust note. This creates a more progressive throttle response, suited to ‘everyday’ situations such as when driving in heavy traffic.

Sport mode, meanwhile, is designed for use in more dynamic driving situations where sharper responses are required. It has a number of tangible effects on the powertrain including a sharper throttle response, with the engine delivering more torque during the early stages of throttle pedal travel. Exhaust system bypass valves are also kept open for longer to create a particularly sporty exhaust note.

While the Roadster naturally shares much of the technical and specification features of the V12 Vantage Coupe, some elements are redesigned to take account of the Roadster’s neat packaging and engaging dynamics.

The V12 Vantage Roadster features a redesigned rear boot lid and lower front air intake to maintain a level of dynamic performance that’s fully in keeping with the V12 Coupe, while there are also a number of unique chassis revisions. These include a modified rear damper set-up, front and rear damper valve tuning and a new rear spring design.

These changes, in conjunction with Aston Martin’s use of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, ensure the sports car delivers dramatic straight-line performance as well as outstanding handling.

One lucky person managed to spot the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster on the streets of London, see the video below.

The new V12 Vantage Roadster boasts a number of eye-catching additions that underline its sporty characteristics. Carbon fibre side strakes; a carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser; carbon fibre mirror caps and carbon fibre rear lamp infills – plus the new forged alloy wheel design – should leave the sports car cognoscenti in no doubt that this is a truly exclusive Aston Martin.

At the rear, the boot lid on the V12 Vantage Roadster incorporates a more pronounced ‘flip’ to reduce rear lift and improve stability at high speeds. The V12’s diffuser houses a large, centre-mounted oil cooler and two large tail-pipe finishers.

As with the front splitter, the carbon fibre rear diffuser is hand-made to ensure the direction and consistency of the weave and ensure the best possible finish.

We are still not sure whether South Africa will lucky enough to get an allocation of any of the V12 Vantage Roadster’s. We can only cross our fingers at this stage.

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