Roadster Brings New Dimension To Roof Down Driving

Tue 30th Aug 2022

Aston Martin has revealed its latest soft-top supercar the V12 Vantage Roadster, an exciting and extremely limited production car that combines the thrilling performance of the most powerful Aston Martin Vantage ever produced with the freedom and sensory stimulation of driving with the roof down.

Production of the V12 Vantage Roadster is limited to just 249 examples worldwide, all of which have been sold prior to release. Combined with its striking widebody design, iconic wide-track suspension, and for the first time ever in a Vantage Roadster, the mighty 5.2-liter Twin-Turbo V12 engine is a compelling package. With scorching straight-line speed, the V12 Vantage Roadster's unfiltered howl, and the 700PS 12-cylenderer's sonorous engine sounds, open-top driving takes on a dazzling new level.

"From a design perspective, V12 Vantage Roadster is a combination of living sculpture and physiology, such as the functions of an elite runner or thoroughbred racehorse," said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer.

The driving experience is exhilarating because of the engine's strength. The quad-cam 60-degree 5.2-liter V12 generates 700PS at 6500 rpm and 753Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The V12 Vantage Roadster's powerful V12 engine is a real force of nature, with a power-to-weight ratio of 372PS-per-ton and an incredible delivery that combines seamless in-gear response with awe-inspiring acceleration. Every time the V12 Vantage Roadster's throttle is squeezed, an unforgettable adrenaline rush is the result.

The V12 Vantage Roadster’s acceleration from 0 to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds and 200mph top speed put it in a class by itself among open-top sportscars. Its 8-speed automatic transmission and mechanical Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) are situated at the back, creating a balanced, front-mid-engined rear-wheel drive vehicle. The transmission’s shift speeds are minimised and driver involvement is maximised by an optimised transmission calibration. The transmission’s control system tracks operating conditions and driver demands, resulting in enhanced driver response and control through adaptive software.

The V12 Vantage Roadster features the same suspension hardware as the V12 Vantage, but it has bespoke tuning for its adaptive dampers to sharpen its dynamic performance. The steering calibration mirrors that found in the V12 Vantage to provide maximum steering feel and quick response, which brings the vehicle to life as you steer, are replicated here.