New V12 Vantage Roadster

What better way to appreciate the aural delight of Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage than an open air variant. Welcome, the Vantage V12 Roadster.

The most powerful Vantage Roadster ever outputs a whopping 700 metric horsepower and 753Nm of torque.

California’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance never fails to present some of the car world’s greatest classic and current prestige vehicles, so the sun kissed event seemed ideal for Aston Martin to reveal their exciting and ultra-exclusive limited production Vantage V12 Roadster. Strictly limited to just 249 customer examples globally, it’s no wonder all examples have been sold ahead of the vehicle’s release.  

Assuring itself as a desirable addition for any discerning collector, the V12 Vantage Roadster boasts a compelling combination of dramatic widebody design, ground-hugging wide-track suspension and – for the first time in a Vantage Roadster - the mighty 5.2-litre Twin-Turbo V12 engine.

Delivering a power to weight ratio of 372PS-per-ton, the straight-line speed is unsurprisingly rapid and 0-100km/h arrives in just 3.5 seconds and the V12 Vantage Roadster has a top speed of 200mph (321km/h).

With the top down, the unfiltered howl of Aston Martin’s sonorous 700PS (700 Metric Horsepower / 690 BHP) 12-cylinder engine, elevates the driving experience to a scintillating new level.

“We have worked extremely hard to ensure the V12 Vantage Roadster possesses the same potency and dynamism that characterises the V12 Vantage, while surpassing it in terms of raw sensory excitement that you only achieve with roof-down driving. With more power and torque than any Vantage Roadster before it, a wide-track chassis with precisely tuned suspension calibration, and up to ten times the downforce of the series production Vantage Roadster, this is a breathtaking machine created for our most enthusiastic customers”. Said Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, of his creation.

Key to the Vantage V12 Roadster’s exhilarating driving experience is the powerhouse of the engine but that power is composed with its mating to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and mechanical Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) to ensure the purity and balance of a front-mid-engined rear-wheel drive layout.

An optimised transmission calibration minimises shift speeds and maximises driver interaction, while adaptive software in the transmission’s control system monitors operating conditions and driver demands to enhance the driver’s feeling of response and control.

The same suspension hardware as the V12 Vantage is shared, but Aston Martin’s chassis engineers have created a bespoke tune for the Roadster’s adaptive dampers, while he steering calibration offers improvements to the steering for maximum feel and quick response, which bring the car alive through corners and can be felt with every steering input. Like the V12 Vantage, the V12 Vantage Roadster features powerful Carbon Ceramic Brakes (CCB) as standard.

In order to add lightness the V12 Vantage Roadster’s front bumper, clamshell bonnet, front fenders and side sills are made from carbon fibre and additional savings have been made with the adoption of a lightweight battery and a special centre-mounted twin-exit exhaust system fabricated from lightweight 1mm stainless steel. Of course the exhaust has been tuned to ensure the V12 Vantage Roadster sounds every bit as impressive as it looks.

The formidable physique of the widebody design is necessary to accommodate the wide track suspension, which is 40mm wider than Vantage, even the signature Aston grill has been enlarged 25% to deliver the engine’s necessary cooling.

V12 Vantage Roadster customers can further boost the exclusivity of their car by engaging the services of the marque’s bespoke personalisation service, Q by Aston Martin, for everything from striking exterior graphics and liveries to woven leather. Aston have crafted this explicit open-top sports car for those craving excitement and drama.


Production of the V12 Vantage Roadster is due to commence in Q3 of 2022, with first deliveries scheduled to begin during Q4 2022.

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