While the world was ready to switch to electric supercars or, at least, to electrified supercars, Aston Martin produced a vehicle that aimed directly at those customers who appreciated the feel and passion for internal-combustion engines only. And, if the coupe version was more focused on-track performance, the open-top sibling came to enhance the open road driving experience.
Thanks to the unmistakable look of the front grille, the Vantage V12 Roadster warned the other drivers that they would be overtaken in a split second. Moreover, the carbon-fiber lower lip from the apron and the swept-back headlights didn't show anything other than aggressiveness. From its profile, the wide-body Vantage Roadster revealed its 21" light-alloy wheels fitted with 275/35 R21 front and 315/30 R21 rear tires. Unlike the coupe, the open-top version didn't feature the standard wing on the deck in the back, but that was offered as an option.
Like its coupe sibling, the Vantage V12 Roadster could host just two occupants inside the cockpit. The car manufacturer fitted a pair of sports seats, which were lighter by 7.3 kg (16 lbs) than those installed on the previous Vantage Roadster. To further enhance the performance-oriented feel of the vehicle, Aston Martin added carbon-fiber trims on the dashboard, center console, center stack, and door cards. A pair of big paddles behind the steering wheel helped the driver manually control the gear changes if they wanted to do so.
Under the car's skin stood a 700 PS (690 hp) that sent the power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential.