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Aston Martin Introduces the New V12 Vantage Roadster With 5.2-Liter Engine

The all-new V12 Vantage is the first Aston Martin to use the newest V12 engine.

Aston Martin has announced the arrival of its newest V12 Vantage. The big news is that this new Vantage will use the company's new 5.2-liter V12 twin-turbo engine. The engine develops nearly 700 hp and over 500 lb-ft of torque.

Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, said: “We have worked extremely hard to ensure the V12 Vantage Roadster possesses the same potency and dynamism that characterizes the V12 Vantage, while surpassing it in terms of raw sensory excitement that you only achieve with roof down driving. With more power and torque than any Vantage Roadster before it, a wide-track chassis with precisely tuned suspension calibration, and up to ten times the downforce of the series production Vantage Roadster, this is a breathtaking machine created for our most enthusiastic customers”.

The new convertible will be capable of a 0-60 MPH run in about 3.5 seconds. Its wide-track suspension provides pinpoint handling, while the aerodynamics package provides meaningful downforce to help keep this roadster glued to the tarmac.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, adds: "From a design perspective, V12 Vantage Roadster is a combination of living sculpture and physiology, such as the functions of an elite runner or thoroughbred racehorse. On one hand, much like the way their systems are developed to handle the stresses of peak performance and trained to work together to increase efficiency and power using oxygen, V12 Vantage Roadster was designed to maximize the benefits of airflow into, throughout and around the car. And on the other, for our Drivers, we created this explicit open-top sports car for those craving excitement and drama. The platform presented us with a design opportunity to make a contemporary visual statement of intent. The result is a living, breathing, driving sculpture with a level of control that sits at the fingertips".

Aston Martin plans to produce just 249 examples of this new V12 Vantage Roadster. Production and orders for the V12 Vantage Roadster open Q3 of 2022, with first deliveries scheduled to begin during Q4 2022. Visit your Aston Martin dealer for details.

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