Aston Martin has followed up last years critically acclaimed V12 Vantage S Coupe with the predictable but equally delightful sequel. The V12 Vantage S Roadster, the convertible version which does exactly the same as the coupe but offers more wind in your hair.
Aston hasn’t really changed its product line up for years, just minor styling upgrades to the front and rear bumpers, alloy wheels, bespoke trim etc. But look at the Vantage, what is there to change, it still looks as fresh as the day it was launched.
Somehow Aston has managed to squeeze that big V12 into the engine bay and yet “the Jeans still fit”. Power equates to 565 bhp (573 PS) with an engine displacement of 6.0-litre’s, its capable of reaching 201 mph and sprinting from rest to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds (0-100km/h 4.1 seconds).
Peak torque is available at a massive 620NM, low rev torque is measured from just 1,000 rpm at 510 Nm, that’s like a welter-weight boxer knocking out an elephant with a single punch.
The V12 Vantage S Roadster is also 20kg lighter thanks to the adoption of a race derived 7-speed transmission which is designed to extract maximum performance out of all 12 cylinders, this is combined with a light weight exhaust system derived from the One-77, I can’t afford it, Hypercar.
Aston Also offers an optional Carbon Pack and for all those delusional James Bond types you can also opt for Q by Aston Martin which amounts to a bespoke slap in the face. But at an extra cost.
The V12 Vantage Roadster S launches towards the end of the year, perfect timing for the British market. Cost? Expensive.