Aston Martin has unveiled its most extreme roadster ever in the form of the one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster. A tailor made customer commission undertaken by Q by Aston Martin, the Vantage GT12 Roadster takes the original Vantage GT12 Coupe and adds the visceral thrill of open-top driving, offering an intensified sensation of exhilaration of a 600PS V12 soundtrack.
Conceived and delivered within a nine-month period, the Vantage GT12 Roadster draws its origins from the Vantage GT12 Coupe, with a special 600PS version of the brand’s 6.0-litre normally aspirated V12 engine mated to a seven-speed Sportshift IIItm paddle-shift transmission. Technical highlights include magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system.
The Vantage GT12 Roadster uses new carbon-fibre body panels. Beneath the skin a unique suspension set-up defined by Aston Martin’s in-house dynamics experts. The suspension helps ensuring that the Vantage GT12 Roadster shares the same handling characteristics as the Vantage GT12 Coupe. Being a product of Q by Aston Martin, the Roadster also features bespoke paint and trim.
With the Vantage GT12 Roadster it is the first time a customer has been able to call upon the full scope of Aston Martin’s design and engineering capabilities as part of the Q by Aston Martin bespoke commission service. Initially offered as a means of providing fully personalised colour and trim combinations, the service has been continually expanded. With the incorporation of Aston Martin Advanced Operations – the team responsible for the original Vantage GT12 Coupe, along with low volume in-house projects such as the Aston Martin Vulcan, Lagonda Taraf and One-77 – customers can now commission highly ambitious full-scale design and engineering projects.
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