Only 249 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadsters will be produced, and every single one has already been sold.

HT Auto Desk

August 20, 2022, 6:54 p.m

The V12 Vantage Roadster comes with the same engine as the hardtop V12 Vantage.

British luxury brand Aston Martin has unveiled the new V12 Vantage Roadster, it’s basically a Vantage Roadster, but this time the manufacturer is offering it with a V12 powertrain. The roadster body style means passengers will be able to hear the V12 engine even more thanks to the roofless design. The V12 Vantage Roadster is limited to 249 units. Production of the V12 Vantage Roadster is due to begin in Q3 2022, with first deliveries scheduled to begin in Q4 2022.

The Aston Martin Vantage V12 engine has a volume of 5.2 liters with twin turbocharging. It produces 700 Ps of maximum power at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 753 Nm at 5,500 rpm. It is mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission from ZF.

Aston Martin has worked on the dynamics to ensure that the Roadster handles just like the Hardtop.

Aston Martin has worked on the dynamics to ensure that the Roadster handles just like the Hardtop.

The engine is front-mid mounted and power is sent to the rear wheels. The suspension equipment is shared with the regular Vantage, but the manufacturer has retuned it. The V12 Vantage’s alloy wheels measure 21 inches in diameter and are fitted with high-performance Pilot 4S tires as standard. They measure 275/35 R21 at the front and 315/30 R21 at the rear.

Braking functions are performed by 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear. Aston Martin uses carbon ceramic brakes to reduce brake fade. They also help in removing 23kg of unsprung mass compared to steel discs.

To reduce weight, the V12 Vantage Roadster’s front bumper, hood, front fenders and side skirts are made from carbon fiber, while the rear bumper and deck lid are made from a weight-saving composite material. Aston Martin used a lightweight battery and a new exhaust system with a dual outlet in the center. The new exhaust system made it possible to reduce the weight of the car by 7.2 kg. There are also new seats that help further reduce weight by 7.3kg.

Date of first publication: August 20, 2022, 6:39 PM IST

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