Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Surprise At Monterey Car Week!

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Surprise At Monterey Car Week!

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster has been revealed, and it’s beautiful! This all comes as great news, considering Aston Martin originally said they would not be making such a version of the new V12 Vantage. Though, to be fair, we can only imagine that there will be some upset V12 Vantage Coupe customers since they we’re originally told “No” on the roadster variant.

 

 

Though, things can’t be too bad considering the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster is already sold out! Yes, even though it was just unveiled at Monterey Car Week not long ago, all 249 units are sold out. At $350,000 a pop, the V12 Vantage Roadster flew off the shelves.

 

 

Things are mostly the same when compared to the coupe, but there is some structural differences. Due to the V12 already being cramped in the coupe, now adding in the roadster mechanics, Aston Martin engineers had to widen the overall structure of the V12 Vantage Roadster to compensate. Some of the wider DBS architecture has been utilized in the V12 Vantage Roadster to compensate for both the massive 5.2L Twin-Turbocharged V12 and the roadster mechanisms. New heat vents behind the front wheels and a re-designed hood also had to be implemented to compensate for the difficulties of available room and heat flow.

 

 

As mentioned, things are relatively the same outside of some structural differences. The 5.2L Twin-Turbocharged V12 boasts 690 horsepower and 555 lb-ft torque, catapulting the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster to a claimed 200mph! Aston Martin also mentions a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds, which is being sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

 

We were so in love with the V12 Vantage Coupe when it originally unveiled, and we equally love the V12 Vantage Roadster! Again, we just can’t help but think some of the coupe customers could be upset due to the original plan, but maybe some of them bought the roadster as well. All in all, let’s be happy the roadster came into existence! It’s the last of a dying breed.

 

Photo Credit and Source – Aston Martin

 

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