2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster 1 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

British brand Aston Martin has already established itself in the history of automobiles as a premium maker of luxury sports cars. But there is no slowing down as the auto maker is ready with a new car that will set a new benchmark for being the fastest and fastest accelerating production roadster in the brands history. The car in question is the 2015 model year ‘V12 Vantage S Roadster’ which will be available for sale from later this year. The company’s official press release states-“Aston Martin is opening up a new world of exhilarating driving excitement with the announcement of the hotly anticipated V12 Vantage S Roadster. When it arrives in markets around the world later this year the new sports car will become the luxury British marque’s most potent, fastest and fastest-accelerating series production roadster to date and follows in the broad tyre tracks of the V12 Vantage S Coupe that was launched to worldwide acclaim in 2013.” Marek Reichman, Director of Design at Aston Martin has also discussed about the new release. He said, “The V12 Vantage S Roadster is the mechanical embodiment of our company’s exceptional spirit…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.” Reichman further added that “The new V12 Vantage S Roadster not only looks the part, but has been engineered and built to showcase the ethos of Aston Martin: power, beauty and soul.”


Like the coupe version, the Roadster does away with the famous aluminum vanes of the signature front grille and replaces it with carbon fiber arrangement available in two choices of mesh- titanium silver or sporty black. The new grille has been created to maximize the airflow to the engine. Another notable feature in the new car is the option of special lightweight ten spoke forged alloy wheels. The new Roadster has been given compact proportions similar to that of its predecessor but there are new features like prominent bonnet louvres, optional graphics, exterior carbon trim pack and sporty looking flared wheel arches.

The inside has been styled just like the outside, to reflect the sporty and powerful nature of the car. The interior features new style trim for seat and door. The option of Sport seats and carbon fiber based lightweight seats are available. There is also an optional interior Carbon Pack that will add carbon fiber to the door pulls and facia and black pedals.


The 2015 ‘Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster’, brings with it Aston Martin’s acclaimed 6.0-liter V-12 engine. In this car the engine can kick up 565 horsepower and torque of 457 pound-feet. The figures are up by 55 hp and 37 lb-ft respectively from the outgoing model. This new model has a jaw dropping acceleration that will take the car 0 to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds on any gear. The top speed is also very impressive with 201 mph, only 4 mph less than that of the ‘V12 Vantage S coupe’s Vmax. Another great addition is the new Sportshift 3, 7-speed automated manual transmission which is hydraulically actuated. This new gearbox replaces the previous six-speed manual transmission unit which came with the previous V12 Vantage Roadster and is also lighter by an astonishing 20 kg.


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