The final production run of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage was revealed earlier this year. But the company kept the Roadster version of the V12 Vantage on the down low ahead of a formal introduction at this year’s Monterey show. Well, they almost kept it quiet. As it turns out, the optional-top variant was sold out by the time it was revealed.
As the name implies, the car is loaded with the company’s 5.2L naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine. The hard-top version of the V12 Vantage offers drivers 690 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque, enough for a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed that hovers around 200 MPH.
The V12 Vantage Roadster has the same fundamental powertrain numbers, but adds a tenth of a second to the 0-60 time. The naturally occurring, naturally aspirated auditory cosmetics remain the same; as short story writer Thom Jones onomatopoeically put it: “Vaaar-OOOOM!”
Options available for the open-top V12 Vantage include a host of weight-saving components that includes sets of 21-inch alloy wheels and carbon fiber seats, bumpers, hood, and fenders.
Aston will produce 249 examples of the V12 Vantage Roadster, a significantly smaller number than the 333 hard-tops planned.