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Updated Aug 19, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The engine is the first such fitted on a convertible Vantage. 

Aston Martin has introduced the latest iteration of its V12 Vantage Roadster for the 2023 model year, with the convertible version of the 2-door sports car packing a 690-horsepower twin-turbo V12 power unit under the hood for the first time. 

2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

That's one power-packed convertible  

“We have worked extremely hard to ensure the V12 Vantage Roadster possesses the same potency and dynamism that characterizes the V12 Vantage Coupe, while surpassing it in terms of raw sensory excitement that you only achieve with roof down driving,” said Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer Roberto Fedeli.  

Production for the V12 Vantage Roadster is limited to 249 examples worldwide, each one already spoken for prior to the car’s world premiere. The model comes on the heels of the hardtop version released earlier this year, which also saw a limited production run of 333 units as a farewell to the era of pure combustion Aston Martins. 

Exterior 

The flagship model of the Vantage range carries over the aesthetics of the standard V12 Vantage, featuring the same widebody design. This is headlined by the recognizable Aston Martin grille surrounded by LED headlamps, accompanied by the sculpted carbon fiber clamshell hood up top and the full-width front splitter at the bottom.  

2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster with hardtop version

The standard V12 Vantage preceded the soft-top by five months 

Just behind the front fender intakes are the one-piece sills also made of carbon fiber, helping divert airflow towards the V12 Vantage Roadster’s bulging haunches. The rear bumper carries an integrated diffuser and twin exhaust tips. Just as on the hardtop Vantage, the rear wing is offered as an option on the Vantage Roadster.

A set of 21-inch alloy wheels inhabits the V12 Vantage Roadster’s four corners, available in a lightweight forged wheel option as well as satin black and satin black diamond turned finishes. These are wrapped in 21-inch Michelin Pilot 4S high performance tires.

Interior 

Both driver and passenger take their places in the cabin on Sports Plus Seats rendered in full semi-aniline leather, featuring the Aston Martin ‘Wings’ as standard on the headrest. Further weight savings can be achieved through the optional performance seat with exposed carbon fiber shell and manual 6-way adjustment. 

2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster interior

Performance seats with exposed carbon fiber shell are optional 

The hand-laid carbon fiber panel trim on the interior can even be treated to a selection of tinted lacquers, courtesy of Aston Martin’s Q personalization service that also offers exterior graphics and woven leather upholstery.

Tech & Safety     

As the convertible version of the standard V12 Vantage, the Vantage Roadster is presumed to carry over the former’s tech amenities. These include automatic dual-zone climate control the Aston Martin Audio System’s 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth capability, and integration with iPod and iPhone as well as satellite navigation. 

2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster center console

The push button gear selector is still there

The presence of a 360-degree camera array is also likely, accompanied by front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot detection, automatic parking, and a tire pressure monitoring system.    

Engine & Drivetrain   

Hidden under the clamshell hood is a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 that makes its first appearance on a Vantage Roadster, delivering 690 horsepower and 753 Nm of torque. Handling shifting duties is a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox, working in tandem with the mechanical rear limited-slip differential. 

Carbon fiber sill

Carbon fiber sills enhance airflow and reduce weight

Accelerating from zero to 100 kilometers per hour takes just 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 322 kilometers per hour. While it features the same suspension setup as the V12 Vantage, the Vantage Roadster uses bespoke tuning for its adaptive dampers. Heat-resistant Carbon Ceramic Brakes (CCB) provide stopping power while saving 23 kilograms of weight.

Price

The 2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster is estimated to start at $300,000 (over Php 16.7 million). Don’t worry if it sounds quite steep, as there are no more units available to the public anyway.

2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster side

Like its hardtop version, all units of the V12 Vantage Roadster have been bought 

Production of the model will begin on the third quarter of 2022, with paying customers receiving their orders by the fourth quarter.  

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Know more about Aston Martin Vantage 2022

Aston Martin Vantage
The Aston Martin Vantage is a series of premium grand tourers offered in a two-door coupe and two-door convertible. It is built with a sculpted and muscled physique detailed with refined lines and dramatic curves to assist its supreme road agility. Adding to the luxurious vehicle’s unbeatable road presence is a set of durable 20-inch wheels that complement its intimidating stance. Inside, expect a premium cabin furnished with the latest driving amenities that guarantee the comfort and safety of its passengers. In the Philippines, the Aston Martin Vantage is offered in three variants: the Aston Martin Vantage V8 S Coupe N430, the Aston Martin Vantage V8 S Coupe, and the Aston Martin Vantage V12 S Coupe. It is offered in Morning Frost White, Cinnabar Orange, Divine Red, Lightning Silver, Marron Black, Hammerhead Silver, Kopi Bronze, Concours Blue, Diavolo Red, Appletree Green, Arizona Bronze, Midnight Blue, Jet Black, and Yellow.

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Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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