Yesterday we explored the design of the new V12 Vantage S Roadster - Aston Martin's most overtly sporting convertible. Today we will look at what makes it our most potent, fastest and fastest-accelerating series production roadster to date.
V12 Vantage S Roadster brings together emotion, exhilaration and intense feeling in a complete package. To drive V12 Vantage S is to experience a blend of raw performance and advanced engineering, powerful design and meticulous detailing. We set out to create a car with a unique and visceral character, one set apart from all others - once driven never forgotten.
Reaching a new pinnacle for the Vantage range in 2013, V12 Vantage S Coupe combined ferocious power with superb agility and sensational performance. Our engineers worked to produce a new ingredient, an ingredient which would take the potent recipe of V12 Vantage S to a new level of exhilaration – the thrill of open top driving.
An assault on the senses
An explosive combination of fearsome power is delivered by the AM28 V12 engine, the most advanced sports car engine ever made by Aston Martin. This raw power is shown by scintillating figures; 565 bhp of power, 620 Nm of peak torque and a top speed of 201mph – this is the fastest convertible ever produced by Aston Martin. Numbers can only tell part of the story, the experience grows in intensity with the added exposure to the elements only V12 Vantage S Roadster can offer.
A truly great sports car, V12 Vantage S doesn’t just deliver power, it's harnessed by the bespoke seven-speed Sportshift III automated manual transmission. This marriage of high performance engine and specifically engineered transmission is one derived from our GT race programme – proven through endurance race success. Lightning fast shifts are delivered with precision to ensure ultimate performance and control. The driver has even more control with optional Sport mode offering an instantaneous level of performance through even more rapid responsiveness.
An explosive technical package sees V12 Vantage S Roadster display scorching figures and an experience of Pure Performance - now visit our technical pages for the full story behind what makes V12 Vantage S Roadster such a devilishly charismatic driving machine.
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