The tailor-made Vantage GT12 Roadster is Aston Martin‘s most extreme open-top model ever thanks to its naturally aspirated 600 PS (591 HP) V12 and track-oriented chassis setup.
It was conceived and delivered by ‘Q by Aston Martin’ over a nine month period and draws its origins from the Vantage GT12 Coupe version, adding the thrill of open-top driving and of course better access to the 6.0-liter V12’s soundtrack.
Just like the Coupe, the Roadster features bespoke paint and trim, magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube, a full titanium exhaust system, carbon fiber body panels and an in-house developed suspension set-up.
One of the reasons that makes the Vantage GT12 Roadster such an important car is the fact that this marks the first time a customer has been able to call upon the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ bespoke commission service to its full extent – which was previously only offered as a means to provide personalized color and trim combinations to customers.
Now that the service has been expanded, customers can order highly ambitious designs and even unique engineering projects. commissioned
“Aston Martin has a growing reputation of building ambitious commissions for customers, perhaps the best example being the spectacular CC100 Speedster Concept,” said VP David King. “We have also become world leaders in ultra-low volume projects with cars such as the One-77, Lagonda Taraf and Aston Martin Vulcan, while the Vantage GT12 and Vantage GT8 show how far we can take our series production models.”
The service has now also incorporated Aston Martin Advanced Operations, who is directly responsible for the previously mentioned low volume projects (0ne-77, Taraf, Vulcan, GT12 Coupe).
“The GT12 Roadster is the first project to combine all of those skill sets in one magnificent car. In just nine-months we took a customer’s dream and realised it, with a fully-formed, exactingly engineered and fully road-legal one-off. That is the essence of the Q by Aston Martin service,” added King.
While discussing the GT12 Roadster, company president & CEO Dr Andy Palmer stated why this car represents a very exciting project for Aston Martin.
“Not just because it’s sensational to look at, but because it vividly demonstrates the expanded capabilities of Q by Aston Martin. By incorporating the exceptional engineering capabilities of Aston Martin Advanced Operations within the Q by Aston Martin bespoke commissioning service we have a truly formidable creative team.”