Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster, debut at Monterey Car Week

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Looking at the powerful and elegant lines of the new V12 Vantage Roadster, one understands (once again) why James Bond’s favorite cars are Aston Martins. The car in question debuted at Monterey Car Week and will be produced in just 249 units, already sold-out moreover.

Like the coupé version, under the front bonnet there is a V12 twin-turbo engine with a volume of 5.2 liters, capable of a maximum power of 700 hp and a torque of 753 Nm, discharged to the ground by the rear traction wheels. through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The canonical zero-hundred is completed in just over 3 and a half seconds, while the peak reaches 322 km / h. Numbers that justify the presence of 4 cm wider tracks compared to the more “common” Vantage with V8 engine.

Other distinctive signs are dedicated carbon bumpers and hoods, 21 “rims (forged ones in the catalog) and an ad hoc set-up. To keep this brute force at bay is the standard carbon ceramic braking system, designed to withstand the most severe stresses. extreme and that saves 23 kg of weight compared to a system with steel discs.

And if the aforementioned “external credentials” are not enough to make us understand the spirit of this project, then it is enough to know that inside you can optionally seat with visible carbon structure, manually adjustable: by themselves they allow you to file about 7 kg from the scale. . Any other detail, if there is a need to specify it, can be customized in the image and likeness of the lucky customer.

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