Aston Martin has unwrapped its fastest production convertible model to date – the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster.
Packed with 416kW of naturally aspirated V12 goodness, the drop top will blitz the 0-100km/h dash in just 4.0 seconds. Like its Coupé sibling, the Roadster is endowed with a 6.0-litre V12 engine that pumps out 416kW of power and 620Nm of torque at 5,750rpm, with at least 510Nm available pretty much on tap from 1,000rpm.
The engine is connected to the rear wheels via Aston Martin’s Sportshift III 7-speed automated manual transmission with carbon fibre flappy paddles. The new lighter gearbox (by 20kg) replaces the old 6-speed manual found in the V12 Vantage Roadster.
The new Vantage S also features a three-stage adaptive damping system, with Normal, Sport and Track settings, while carbon ceramic discs are standard on all four corners. It shares the V12 Vantage Coupé’s ZF Servotronic power steering system.
Aesthetically, the Roadster gets a bespoke front grille trimmed in carbon fibre with black or titanium silver mesh, carbon fibre bonnet vents/louvres and matte black lightweight alloys.
Inside, the cabin is decked out with new trims including lashings of carbon fibre and red stitching. Customers can also order a pair of lightweight carbon fibre front seat.