What you’re looking at here is the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, the fastest series production convertible to leave the Aston Martin factory.
Mechanically identical to the V12 Vantage S Coupe, the Roadster uses the same AM28 6.0 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, a powerplant which produces 565 horsepower and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque. It allows the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.1 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of 201 mph.
Like its hard top sibling, the V12 Vantage S Roadster also uses the same three-mode adaptive damping suspension system which offers Normal, Sport and Track settings. It also employs carbon ceramic brake discs and uses the same ZF Servotronic power assist steering.
The transmission is a seven-speed Sportshift III hydraulically actuated automated manual unit which provides motorsport-style paddle shift changes. It replaces the six-speed manual unit used in the V12 Vantage Roadster, and also weighs 20 kgs (44 lbs) less.
Visually, the car is marked out from its more pedestrian cousins by a redesigned carbon fiber front grille (with either black or titanium silver mesh), a distinctive quartet of hood vents, wider wheel arches, optional lightweight ten-spoke alloy wheels, and an optional graphics package.
The interior of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster features enhanced trim options and optional lightweight carbon fiber seats.
For buyers looking for even more individuality and options, Aston Martin’s Q division can be called in to create bespoke styling elements; including different paint colors, body-colored carbon fiber hood vents, a full carbon fiber center console, black anodized controls, and an upgraded sports steering wheel. By: diseno-art