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700hp Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster unveiled at Pebble Seaside | Autocar India

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This may doubtless be the final V12 Roadster that Aston Martin makes.

Aston Martin has unveiled a convertible model of the brand new V12 Vantage, retaining the identical 700hp powertrain. Revealed on the Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class, it was joined by the ultra-exclusive Aston Martin DBR22 speedster, which additionally made its debut on the occasion.

  • Solely 249 models of the V12 Vantage roadster will likely be made
  • Weighs 60kg greater than the coupe
  • Will get a extra understated look in comparison with the coupe sibling

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster: engine and efficiency

The V12 Vantage Roadster is powered by the identical 700hp, 752Nm, 5.2-litre V12 engine because the coupe, the identical engine that additionally does obligation on the bigger DB11 and DBS. Energy is shipped to the rear wheels by way of an eight-speed automated gearbox and a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Though the roadster is 60kg heavier (with all of the lightweighting choices added, it weighs in at 1,850kg), it nonetheless dispatches the 0-100kph dash in 3.5 seconds – simply 0.1sec slower than the coupe. High velocity stays at 320kph.

The roadster fills an necessary hole in Aston Martin’s vary, with the final open-top V12 Vantage having gone off sale in 2018 – though the V8 Vantage is offered as a convertible.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster: design

The roadster’s material roof is the principle distinguishing function, however Aston Martin has additionally made various styling tweaks to provide the open-top automobile a extra understated look.

Bespoke 21-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot 4S efficiency tyres, and could be completed in both satin black or silver-on-black two-tone. Lighter cast alloys can be found as an non-compulsory additional, reducing 8kg of unsprung mass.

The restyled entrance finish (with 25 p.c extra grille space than on the V8-powered Vantage) and the beefed-up wheel arches from the V12 Vantage coupe return, sustaining the automobile’s distinctly muscular silhouette.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster: restricted in numbers

That is anticipated to be the final V12 convertible the agency ever releases – simply 249 will likely be made, and all of them are already bought out. This makes it a bit of extra unique than the coupe, of which there are 333 examples. Aston Martin hasn’t formally detailed how a lot the roadster prices, however it can doubtless be the costliest Vantage on Aston’s books.

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