New Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster debuts at Pebble Seashore with 690bhp -EAST AUTO NEWS

New Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster debuts at Pebble Seashore with 690bhp

Aston Martin has unveiled the Roadster model of its V12 Vantage, that includes the identical hardcore focus over the common Vantage because the coupe we noticed earlier this yr. Just like the coupe, the Roadster shall be a limited-run affair, however even rarer – simply 249 shall be constructed, in comparison with the 333-unit cap on the hard-top V12 Vantage. Additionally just like the coupe, each V12 Vantage Roadster has already been accounted for, regardless of manufacturing not beginning till September. 

The V12 Vantage coupe was priced from £265,000 and we anticipate the Roadster to sit down across the £300,000 mark resulting from its added rarity. 

First off there’s the engine. It’s unchanged from the V12 Vantage, so we’ve got a 5.2-litre, twin-turbocharged V12. The ability figures additionally stay the identical with the unit pumping out 690bhp and 753Nm of torque. The V12’s exhaust system options once more, weighing 7.2kg lower than the V8’s system. 

Whereas the usual, V8-powered Vantage Roadster delivers a barely slower 0-62mph time and decrease high pace than its coupe counterpart, the V12 Roadster is simply as quick because the coupe. Meaning it’ll do 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds and high out at 200mph. 

Energy is shipped by a ZF eight-speed computerized transmission to the rear wheels, and to assist convey some stability to the combo there’s a mechanical limited-slip differential too. The chassis has additionally been checked out with the Roadster that includes the identical suspension because the coupe, though the adaptive damping has been tuned additional. Ensuring the Roadster stops correctly are a brace of 410mm carbon ceramic discs on the entrance with six-piston calipers and 360mm discs on the rear with four-piston calipers. 

The outside will get some noticeable revisions over the usual Vantage. As we’ve seen earlier than with the brand new V12 mannequin, your complete entrance finish has been reworked, that includes a bigger and extra aggressive air outlet on the entrance wing and a totally re-styled rear bumper. The V12 mannequin additionally has a 40mm wider monitor than the V8. 

New 21-inch alloy wheels completed in satin black or diamond-cut satin can be found. There’s additionally an non-compulsory light-weight cast wheel set which saves an additional eight kilograms. These are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. In direction of the rear you’ll discover the omission of the big wing we noticed on the coupe, though Aston Martin says the rear spoiler might be added if desired. 

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New Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster debuts at Pebble Seashore with 690bhp -EAST AUTO NEWS


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