Aston Martin officially introduced today the V12 Vantage S Roadster, a convertible version of the V12 Vantage S Coupe that made its debut back in 2013. As expected, the new vehicle is powered by the AM28 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 573 hp and 620 Nm of torque available at 5,750 rpm.
With these numbers, the V12 Vantage S Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is 201 mph or 323 km/h. The engine is bolted to the Sportshift III 7-speed transmission featuring paddle shifter that replaces the old six-speed manual gearbox found in the previous V12 Vantage Roadster.
According to Aston Martin, the new gearbox is 20 kg lighter than its forebear. Regarding the design, there is nothing new comparing it with the coupe versions. We find the well-known aluminum vanes in the Aston Martin grille, with a carbon fiber arrangement that also includes the sporty black or titanium silver mesh.
The new grille is inspired by the CC100 Speedster Concept as well as the Vantage race cars. Other features of the V12 Vantage S Roadster include the lightweight forged alloy ten-spoke wheels, pronounced bonnet louvres, the optional bold graphics – painted carbon front grille, front grille lipstick and tailgate panel – but also the exterior carbon pack and flared wheel arches.
Inside, we fined new-style seat trim and door trims, optional Sport and carbon fiber lightweight seat, but also the optional Interior Carbon Pack which adds carbon fiber to the front fascia and door pulls and black pedals.
Q by Aston Martin Collection comes with bespoke features that include a palette of bold exterior and interior colours; body coloured carbon bonnet louvres; a red tint or satin finish to the carbon fibre elements on the exterior and interior of the car; a full carbon fibre centre console, black anodised and machined rotary controls and a steering wheel with a leather on-centre stripe in the chosen interior accent colour.