Vantage GT12 but want to appreciate the wind rustling your hair while lurking behind the wheel, You could just open a windows, but if you wish to do things right, you get Aston to make a roadster version of the 100-model, GT3-inspired limited release just for you. The all-new Vantage GT12 Roadster is merely that, a customer-commissioned one-off that combines the hardcore thrills of the GT12 with a huge cut of sky overhead.
With the freshly revealed GT12 Roadster, Q by Aston Martin proves that it can do more than just add bright-colored billet grille surrounds and fancy leather trim to standard Aston Martin models. Due to incorporation of the Aston Martin Advanced Operations team, and its wealth of experience with projects like the original Vantage GT12 coupe, the Vulcan and the One-77, Q has the expertise to design and create totally new and unique Aston Martin automobiles.
The Vantage GT12 Roadster is created around the same normally aspirated 592-hp (441-kW) 6. 0-liter V12 as the coupe, offering an upgrade within the V12 Advantage S Roadster’s 565 horsepower (421 kW). That engine is mated to a seven-speed Sportshift III paddle-shift transmission.
Due to reduction of the roof and the top rear wing, not to mention the relatively subtle custom paint job (compared to the shiny orange-highlighted GT12 coupe exposed last year), the Advantage GT12 Roadster doesn’t look practically so much the motorsport-inspired track car as the regular GT12. This does share some specialized highlights, though, including magnesium (mg) inlet manifolds, a magnesium (mg) torque tube and a full titanium exhaust.
Just like the coupe, the GT12 Roadster splits from the conventional V12 Vantage lineup in aerodynamic elements like the leading splitter, rear diffuser and diagonal air outlet slits behind the front rims. The suspension has recently been revised for the open-top model, ensuring that the buyer enjoys the sort of excellent handling they’d expect from a high-performance built-to-order car.
Vantage GT12 and Advantage GT8 show what lengths we can take our series production models. The GT12 Roadster is the first project to incorporate all those skill sets in one magnificent car. In just nine months, we took a customer’s fantasy and realized it, with a fully-formed, exactingly designed and fully road-legal one-off.
Aston Martin won’t provide any other details about the build, and being that it’s an one-of-a-kind customer commission, we don’t necessarily proceed with the expectation that it will release further info later on. Other highlights of the GT12 coupe that Aston spoke about in introducing it last 12 months include a lower, larger stance, broader front and rear tracks, Michelin Preliminary Super Sport tires, and plenty of carbon dietary fiber, inside and out.