The fastest, most powerful production roadster from Aston Martin, ever.
The best way to celebrate summer is with a drop-top supercar surrounded by all the naughty noises of a V-12 engine. The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is the perfect car for the season. It has everything needed to enjoy a warm summer day and also everything you need to tear up some pavement as well.
The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is the fastest, quickest, and most powerful production roadster ever built by the British automaker. The super convertible is designed to engage the driver with its host of motorsport-inspired tech and lovely V-12 engine while setting itself in a league of its own in a way that only a high-class automobile like an Aston Martin can.
“The V12 Vantage S Roadster is the mechanical embodiment of this company’s exceptional spirit,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Director of Design. “Beautiful, powerful and spirited it is as spectacular to listen to as it is to look at. The new roadster is truly a treat for the senses with, underlying all this, the capacity to deliver one of the most dynamic, exciting and stirring driving experiences in our current range. I’m sure the V12 Vantage S Roadster will appeal to luxury sports car enthusiasts worldwide who want to add a truly exceptional new model to their garage.”
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster has quite the engine to ignite the senses and whiten the knuckles. An AM28 6.0-liter V-12 with Bosch engine management, CNC-machined combustion chambers, and hollow cam shafts are just a few of the things that make the engine so appealing. The exhaust system even has a special touch as it was derived from the iconic One-77 hypercar and delivers a heart-pounding symphony of pure British power. Output is impressive. A total of 565 bhp at 6,750 RPM and 457 lb-ft. of torque at 5,750 RPM make the V12 Vantage S Roadster the most powerful Aston Martin convertible ever produced. A huge portion of that torque, 376 lb-ft. is available right from 1,000 RPM, giving it a broad, fat power curve.
A new Sportshift III hydraulically-actuated transaxle gearbox has the job of putting that power down to the rear wheels in the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster. The gearbox instantly shifts and only interrupts torque for a few milliseconds as gears are changed through the motorsport-style paddle shifters. The transmission also replaces the previous six-speed manual and sheds 44 lbs. in the process. The quick shifts enable the supercar to reach 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and hit an impressive top speed of 201 mph.
While many Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster buyers will be rolling down the boulevard, the British automaker has taken steps to inject some of its motorsport experience into the supercar to make it right at home on the twists and turns of a country road. Fun comes in stages; a three-stage adaptive damping system, three-stage DSC, and two-stage ABS work together in ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’, and ‘Track’ modes. The three modes also alter the power steering assistance, throttle response, transmission, and even the exhaust note to make the Roadster at home on any road – or track.
New carbon ceramic brakes and forged wheels have the job of bringing things to a quick halt. The standard 19-inch, 10-spoke forged alloy wheels measure 9.0-inches wide up front and 11.0-inches at the rear with Pirelli PZero Corsa tires and feature a Graphite paint with diamond-turned finish. Behind those sit 398- and 360 mm Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Matrix discs at the front and rear, respectively with six-and four-piston monobloc calipers biting down on them.
The flared wheel arches, carbon fiber appointments, and bold styling help make the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster the flagship model in the Vantage lineup. The classic Aston Martin grille is replaced with one that was inspired by the CC100 Speedster Concept that features carbon fiber fins with black or titanium silver mesh. New hood vents, carbon fiber trim pieces, and more help the supercar stand out from the crowd and reflect its performance.
Inside, Aston Martin has a range of seat options from the sporty to the super-lightweight carbon fiber. An optional Carbon Pack equips the cabin with all sorts of the lightweight material while other options such as black foot pedals make their debut.
For those that desire the full-on custom treatment with their V12 Vantage S Roadster, there is the Q by Aston Martin Collection. Here, a wide range of bespoke features from exterior and interior colors, tints, finishes, options, and more are available to create a truly special vehicle.
The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster will make its debut later this year with the aim of enjoying the summer months. Pricing has not been released.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Specifications
-Two-seat, two-door soft-cover convertible top bodystyle
-Extruded bonded aluminum VH body structure
-Aluminum, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
-Extruded aluminum door side-impact beams
-Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
-High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
-LED rear lamps
-Clear rear lamps
-Carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser
-Black headlamp bezels1
-All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 5935 cc V12
-Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
-Fully catalysed, stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
-Compression ratio: 11.1:1
-Max power 565 bhp at 6750 rpm
-Max torque: 457 lb ft at 5750 rpm
-Acceleration (Roadster) – 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds
-Maximum speed (Roadster) – 201 mph
-Rear mid-mounted, seven-speed ‘Sportshift III’ automated manual transmission
-Alloy torque tube with carbon fiber propeller shaft
-Final-drive ratio 3.727:1
-Rack and pinion, speed-sensitive Servotronic power-assisted steering, 2.5 turns lock-to-lock
-Column tilt and reach adjustment
-Steering rack with 15:1 ratio
Wheels and Tires:
-19” 10-spoke forged alloy Graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
-Front: 9 x 19” Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR19
-Rear: 11 x 19” Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295/30 ZR19
Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers.
Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs and monotube adaptive dampers.
-Three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
Front: Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Matrix discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers.
Rear: Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Matrix discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers.
-Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
-Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Track mode
-Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
-Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
-Traction Control (TC)
-Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
-Positive Torque Control (PTC)
-Hill Start Assist (HSA)
-Length 4385 mm (172.6”)
-Width 1865 mm (73.4”) excluding mirrors
-Width 2022 mm (79.6”) including mirrors
-Height (Roadster) 1260 mm (49.2”)
-Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.4”)
-Front track 1570 mm (61.8”)
-Rear track 1575 mm (62.0”)
-Turning circle 11.8 m (38.7 ft) (curb to curb)
-Boot capacity 144 litres (5.1 cu ft)
-Fuel capacity 21.1 US Gal (80 liters/17.6 UK gal)
-KCub weight (Roadster): 3847 lb (1745 kg)
-City 12 mpg
-Highway 18 mpg
-Combined 14 mpg
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Source: Aston Martin