The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster has been unveiled today and promises to be the brand’s most power roadster. It replaces the V12 Vantage Roadster.
The V12 Vantage S Roadster is powered by the latest naturally aspirated Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, churning out 573 PS / 620 Nm with 510 Nm of torque available at just 1,000 rpm, peaking at 5,650 rpm. This equates to 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed nudging 201 mph.
Official NEDC figure consumption is recorded at 12.6 mpg urban, 27.7 mpg extra-urban and 19.2 mpg on the combined cycle – with CO2 emissions of 343 g/km.
Power is now driven through a SportShift III 7-speed hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission with paddle shifts, were the old V12 Vantage Roadster used a 6-speed manual box.
The is adaptive damping, like the V12 Vantage S coupe, it is allied to three-stage DSC and two-stage ABS and allows the driver to tailor the car’s dynamic character. ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes to tune the suspension to the driver’s requirements, it also controls the level of power steering assistance offered. Whilst the ‘Sport’ mode which is engaged via a button on the centre console changes the throttle response, gearshift speed and timing, and exhaust note.
Being an Aston Martin it means that owners can customise the car to their hearts content, with options such as the Interior Carbon Pack, which adds carbon fibre to the car’s facia and door pulls, plus there is the availability of black pedals.
You can even place the car through the Q by Aston Martin bespoke tailoring scheme which allows you to build a car to your precise design requirements, with unique paint palettes and finishes – and fine detailing.
We currently do not have a price for the V12 Vantage S Roadster which goes on sale later in the year.Published 16 July 2014