When the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster arrives in markets around the world later this year it will become the most potent, fastest and fastest-accelerating series production roadster to date.
Equipped with the latest 565 bhp (573 PS) Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, featuring Bosch engine management, the car is capable of reaching 201 mph and sprinting from rest to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds (0-100km/h 4.1 seconds). The impressive torque means that 620 Nm are available at 5,750 rpm.
Race car technology runs right through the DNA of the V12 Vantage S Roadster with the new car’s Sportshift III 7-speed transmission. Engineered to exploit the full sporting potential of the V12 engine, the latest generation Sportshift III hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission provides motorsport-style paddle shift changes for optimum performance delivery.
Visually, in keeping with the V12 Vantage S Coupe, the Roadster replaces the famous aluminium vanes in the Aston Martin grille – with a carbon fibre arrangement that also includes sporty black or titanium silver mesh. Created to maximise airflow to the V12 engine, the new grille is inspired by both the remarkable CC100 Speedster Concept and the Vantage race cars. The optional Interior Carbon Pack, which adds carbon fibre to the car’s facia and door pulls, plus the availability for the first time in a V12 Vantage S Roadster of black pedals, further enhances personalisation options for those in search of a truly bespoke sports car.