Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Surfaces [Photo Gallery]
The carmaker was scheduled to officially present the V12 Vantage Roadster or Volante later this week, but it might just do that earlier than planned, as a series of photos and details of the car have surfaced online.
Aston Martin will only build 150 units of the car, with production set to debut late this year and last 9 months. It seems that the carmaker is already accepting orders, with an unnamed Uk dealer reportedly having set the pricing at around GBP150,000 (USD235,327 or EUR187,00).
The suspension has been reworked to cope with the extra weight brought by the strengthening of the body required by the process of replacing the roof with a soft top, while the boot lid and the rear apron have been modified.
In addition to that, Aston used carbon fiber for the revamped side air outlets, mirror caps and taillight surrounds. The vehicle also uses a new design for the lightweight alloy wheels and comes with black tail pipes.
Climbing aboard, we find glass switches for the lower center console, which replace the plastic ones, as well as a trimming that combines carbon with black. The carbon story can be taken even further with the Carbon Interior Pack, which uses the material for the gear shifter surround and the center console.
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