Luxury British sports car company, Aston Martin, is all set to introduce two new models at the Paris Motor Show – new V12 Vantage S Roadster and Vanquish Coupe Carbon Black special edition. Fresh from the global media launch of the new 15MY Vanquish and Rapide S, Aston Martin arrives in Paris with a show stand that’s sure to be a favourite among the expected 1.2 million-plus visitors to the event who will make it the world’s largest tier one motor show by attendance.
Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin said, “Aston Martin is an iconic brand with tremendous global recognition and potential. The company is at a significant point in its development. Building on our contemporary and relevant product line, we will work hard to extend the company’s global presence while preserving its British heritage and craftsmanship.”
The V12 Vantage S Roadster is Aston Martin’s most potent, quickest and fastest-accelerating series production convertible yet. Delivering the most engaging open-top experience in the current range, the V12 Vantage S Roadster offers sporting agility underpinned by an enviable ‘soundtrack’ generated by its naturally aspirated V12 engine and expertly-tuned sports exhaust.
Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine produces 565 bhp (573 PS) and is capable of reaching 201 mph. Naught to 60mph takes 3.9 seconds (0-100km/h 4.1 seconds). The car on show in Paris showcases not only these exceptional engineering achievements, but also a number of bespoke styling additions by the brand’s blossoming personalisation programme: Q by Aston Martin.
Aston Martin also introduced the new Vanquish Coupe special edition which receives Carbon Black, or Carbon White, special edition treatment. The Carbon Black special edition accentuates the Super GT nature of Vanquish through a strong dark theme, underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre as standard. The contemporary Carbon White special edition, meanwhile, also creates a dramatic visual appeal, contrasting the carbon fibre and dark elements against eye-catching Stratus White paint.
Other sharing the limelight in Paris include the sporty V8 Vantage N430 and luxurious Rapide S four-door sports car, the latter also featuring more elegant additions via Q by Aston Martin.
The arrival of new cars such as the V12 Vantage S Roadster, special edition models and 15MY Vanquish and Rapide S comes as the £500 million product investment programme announced earlier in the year – Aston Martin’s largest new car development spend in its 101-year history – gets into its stride.