Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster: the very last one

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Monterey Car Week in California is in full swing and so we are inundated with new super exotics. Aston Martin also contributes during the exclusive American car party and pulls both the canvas and roof of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster.

For a long time, the Aston Martin Vantage was only available with the 4.0 V8 that came off the shelves of Mercedes-AMG, but in March the British hung a huge twelve-cylinder in the Vantage again. The concept of the V12 Vantage was not new, Aston Martin has already spooned its largest engine into its ‘smallest’ model. Until now, the new V12 Vantage was only available as a closed coupé. while the previous Aston Martin V12 Vantage also existed as a Roadster. During Monterey Car Week, Aston Martin introduces the previously missing open version. This is the new V12 Vantage Roadster.

Anyone who gets goosebumps from a Vantage with V12 and is in the fortunate position of being able to purchase one without a kidney on the dark web to wear out, we recommend that you do not wait too long. It is in fact the last time that Aston Martin brings a V12 Vantage and V12 Vantage Roadster on the market. Aston Martin will build 333 copies of the closed V12 Vantage. The open V12 Vantage Roadster is being produced in an even smaller edition of 249 units.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Just like in the closed V12 Vantage, this new Roadster version has a 700 hp and 753 Nm strong 5.2-liter V12. You know that machine in the basis of cars like the DBS V12 Superleggera, although the twelve-cylinder in that car is 25 hp and 47 Nm more powerful. Oh, what would it be. The V12 Vantage Roadster thunders to a speed of 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of over 320 km/h. That’s fast, bloody fast, but not that much faster than the Vantage with 510 hp 4.0 V8. That variant hits in 3.8 seconds to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 306 km/h. As with the closed V12 Vantage, the open V12 Vantage Roadster is not just about speed in a straight line or the howl of the V12.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

The V12 Vantage Roadster is in every way the most hardcore open Vantage there is. It gets a mechanical differential lock on the rear axle, a 4 centimeters wider track that also gives the car a widebody (+4 centimeters) and a specially tuned ZF automatic transmission with eight gears. Aston Martin also brings special adaptive dampers to the V12 Vantage Roadster, adjusts the steering and mounts carbon ceramic brakes behind the 21-inch wheels. Things like the modified front bumper, the hood and the front screens are made of carbon fiber. The rear bumper and tailgate are made of other lightweight materials. In addition, Aston Martin hangs a lightweight battery and a special stainless steel exhaust system under the car, a system that weighs more than 7 kilos less than the copy under the Vantages with V8.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

You don’t have to be an expert to distinguish the V12 Vantage Roadster from the version with V8. For example, the gaping maw in the front is 25 percent larger than that of the regular version and the hood is also completely different. The grille is filled with horizontal slats, the front lip is completely different and on the flanks we see other side skirts and a huge opening in the front fenders. At the rear it is, among other things, the diffuser that attracts attention, but the biggest distinguishing point is perhaps the set of exhaust pipes. The Vantage with V8 has two chutes on either side of the butt, the V12 Vantage Roadster has two larger centrally placed ones.

The first Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster will leave the factory in the third quarter of this year, with the first copies being delivered in the fourth quarter. A Dutch price is not yet known at the moment.

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– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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