Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster revealed with 690 horsepower
Aston Martin kicked off the week with one V12 convertible, and it is ending it out with one more one. However in contrast to the DBR22, the V12 Vantage Roadster has a folding delicate high and will probably be obtainable on the finish of the yr. It isn’t fairly as highly effective because the DBR22, nevertheless it’s no slouch, and is virtually as quick as its coupe twin.
Efficiency upgrades to the V12 Vantage Roadster are basically similar to the coupe. It has a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 making 690 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. Energy goes by an eight-speed computerized transmission to a mechanical rear differential. In apply, the Roadster reaches the identical 200-mph high pace because the coupe, and it is solely 0.1 second behind it to 60 mph at 3.5 seconds.
Main weight financial savings have been discovered all through. The exhaust is an extremely skinny stainless-steel system as a part of a number of weight saving measures together with the carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston entrance calipers and four-piston rears. The physique has been widened by 1.6 inches and includes a carbon fiber entrance bumper, hood, fenders and facet sills, in addition to a composite rear bumper and trunk lid. A brand new grille and hood vent enhance cooling, and a splitter and diffuser assist with downforce. The coupe’s massive rear wing is not included as a nod to classier design, nevertheless it’s obtainable as a part of aerodynamic bundle. Non-obligatory solid wheels can save much more weight, together with non-compulsory carbon fiber sport seats.
Manufacturing of the Roadster begins within the third quarter of this yr, with deliveries coming later. Solely 249 will probably be constructed. That makes it rarer than the coupe, of which Aston constructed 333 examples. All of the Roadsters have been spoken for, and Aston did not give pricing.