Aston Martin is proud to introduce the new V12 Vantage Roadster – a uniquely instigative and ultra-exclusive limited production model which combines the thrilling performance of the most important Aston Martin Vantage ever made with the freedom and sensitive stimulation of roof-down driving.
With product rigorously limited to just 249 client exemplifications encyclopedically, with all exemplifications vended ahead of release, the V12 Vantage Roadster boasts a compelling combination of dramatic widebody design, ground-hugging wide-track suspense, and – for the first time in a Vantage Roadster- the potent5.2- litre Twin- Turbo V12 machine. With searing straight-line speed and the undressed howl of Aston Martin’s sonorous 700PS 12- cylinder machine, the V12 Vantage Roadster elevates the open-top driving experience to a scintillating new position.
Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, said “ We’ve worked extremely hard to insure the V12 Vantage Roadster possesses the same energy and energy that characterizes the V12 Vantage while surpassing it in terms of raw sensitive excitement that you only achieve with the roof down driving. With further power and necklace than any Vantage Roadster before it, a wide-track lattice with precisely tuned suspense estimation, and over ten times the downforce of the series product Vantage Roadster, this is a stirring machine created for our most enthusiastic guests ”.
Crucial to this exhilarating driving experience is the hustler of the machine. Developing 700PS at 6500 rpm and 753Nm of necklace at,500 rpm, the quadrangle- cam 60- deg5.2- liter V12 is a true force of nature. With a power-to-weight rate of 372PS- per ton and endlessly emotional delivery that combines royal in-gear response with grand acceleration, every squeeze of the V12 Vantage Roadster’s throttle leads to an indelible adrenaline rush.
Accelerating from rest to 60mph in just3.5 sec and with a top speed of 200mph, the V12 Vantage Roadster occupies the veritably loftiest stratum of open-top sportscar performance. With a ZF 8- speed automatic transmission and mechanical Limited- Slip Differential( LSD) mounted at the reverse, the auto possesses the chastity and balance of a frontal-mid-engined hinder-wheel drive layout. An optimized transmission estimation minimizes shift pets and maximizes motorist commerce, while adaptive software in the transmission’s control system monitors operating conditions and motorist demands to enhance the motorist’s feeling of response and control.
Participating in the same suspense tackle as the V12 Vantage, but featuring a bespoke tune for its adaptive mutes, the V12 Vantage Roadster’s dynamics have been honed to the keenest possible edge. The steering estimation glasses that are set up in the V12 Vantage, offer maximum steering sense and quick response, advancements that bring the auto alive through corners and can be felt with every steering input.
Like the V12 Vantage, the V12 Vantage Roadster features important Carbon Ceramic thickets( CCB) as standard. Measuring 410 mm x 38 mm the frontal discs are gripped by 6- piston calipers, while the 360 mm x 32 mm hinder discs are paired with 4- piston calipers. With important increased stopping power and tremendous resistance to boscage fade at high temperatures, the CCB technology also makes a considerable 23 kg of unsprung weight saving compared to sword thickets, serving steering response and lift quality.
In order to further reduce overall mass the V12 Vantage Roadster’s front cushion, clamshell bonnet, frontal buffers, and side blocks are made from carbon fibre, with the hinder cushion and sundeck lid made from weight-saving compound material. fresh savings have been made with the relinquishment of a featherlight battery and a special centre-mounted binary-exit exhaust system fabricated from a featherlight 1 mm pristine sword. Tuned to insure the V12 Vantage Roadster has a flourishing voice to match its aesthetics, this new system weighs7.2 kg lower than the Vantage Roadster’s exhaust.
It’s a suggestion of the V12 Vantage Roadster’s monstrous performance that its dramatic form is driven by function. For illustration, the redoubtable constitution of the widebody design is necessary to accommodate the wide track suspense, which is 40 mm wider than Vantage. The new frontal cushion design, complete with a full range front splitter generates fresh downforce and aerodynamic balance, while increased cooling is achieved by the reshaped front tulle, which is 25 larger, and the ‘ steed shoe ’ machine articulation in the bonnet.
The aerodynamic performance also informs the new sculpted single-piece blocks and hinder cushion, which comes complete with an integrated diffuser – the effectiveness of which has been bettered by the routing of the center-mounted, binary tailpipe, exhaust system. In discrepancy to the V12 Vantage, the V12 Vantage Roadster comes without the dramatic hinder sect as standard, though it can be specified as an option. Those who choose the further understated look can do so in the knowledge that aerodynamic balance is maintained thanks to the detailed operation of the bottom tailwind.
Final visual traces come in the form of emotional 21in amalgamation bus, which is offered in two homestretches, satin black or satin black diamond turned. A voluntary featherlight forged wheel option is also available in both satin black and satin black diamond turned, which saves a farther 8 kg of unsprung mass. Michelin Pilot 4S high-performance tyres –275/35 R21 front and315/30 R21 at the reverse – are standard fitment on all skirtings.
As the flagship of the Vantage range, the V12 Roadster is fitted with Sports Plus Seats trimmed in full semi-aniline leather and featuring ‘ bodies ’ spread and perforation pattern as standard. A carbon fibre performance seat with exposed twill carbon fibre shell and homemade 6- way adaptation can be had as an option for those looking for the ultimate in dynamic design and maximum support for high-performance driving, also saving7.3 kg without pinching on inhabitant comfort.
V12 Vantage Roadster guests can further boost the exclusivity of their auto by engaging the services of the marque’s bespoke personalization service, Q by Aston Martin, for everything from striking external plates and uniforms to woven leather. With expansive use of exposed carbon fiber in its design.