Thursday, July 12, 2012


Another week, another new Aston Martin breaks out! The V12 Vantage Roadster is the latest AM to show its face in public and the drop-top Brit seems to pack major punch from the front end, while maintaining that brand exclusivity associated with it.

The Vantage Roadster, which sounds really awesome upon take-off, sports a massive naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine that pushes through 380kWand 570Nm of torque. To the rear wheels all this power goes through a 6-speed manual gearbox, and it only takes 4.5 seconds to reach 100km/h from standstill, with top speed limited to 305 km/h.

The car features sporty parts like a front splitter, in carbon fibre, side mirror caps, also in carbon fibre and side strakes among others. The chassis can be modified from right inside the cabin, in order to accommodate Normal or Sport driving styles. Wheels and tyres are 9J x 19” Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR19up front and 11J x 19” Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295/30 ZR19 at the rear.

In addition, one will get Bluetooth connectivity, rear parking sensors, automatic aircon, and a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1000W Audio System is optional.

In the UK, the Aston Martin Vantage Roadster will be retailing at about R2 million a piece.

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