Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster | from £150,000.00 | www.astonmartin.com
hot the heels of the Aston Martin Vanquish is the drop top rendition of the Vantage, dubbed the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roaster, that come just in time for some open top summer cruising. but honestly, the specs are more worthy than just mere ‘cruising’. the V12 Vantage Roadster’s naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 unit pumps out 510 ponies (380 kW) with 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque and when coupled with the coupe’s six-speed manual gearbox, promised a century sprint of just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 306 km/h (190 mph). though it shares most of the technical and specification with the coupe counterpart, it does however, sports some notable redesigns such as redesigned rear boot lid, lower front air intake and chassis revisions that include modified rear damper set-up, front and rear damper valve tuning, plus a new rear spring design. carbon fiber is also in the order where it is used in the side strakes, front splitter and rear diffuser, mirror caps and rear lamp infills. other highlights include newly design forged alloy wheels, two large tailpipe finishers, a large, centrally mounted oil cooler and a choice of two driving modes: ‘Sport’ and ‘Normal’ mode. the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster is available now in selected markets with a price tag of £150,000 or US$233,490, based on today’s going rate. hit the jump for a small gallery of this beautiful drop top beast.