The fastest roadster Aston Martin has ever built will finally join the family as part of the festivities leading up to the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California August 14th.
Powered by a 565-horsepower 6.0-liter AM28 V-12 engine, the V12 Vantage S Roadster joins the hardtop V12Vantage S coupe in the range, offering its take on a 201-mph top speed and 0-60 mph acceleration in just 3.9 seconds.
The new V12 Vantage S Roadster will feature many of the same utilities and upgrades found on the coupe, including CNC-machined combustion chambers, hollow cam shafts, Aston Martin’s signature SportShift III seven-speed automated manual transmission, and, of course, rear-wheel drive only.
The three-stage traction and dynamics control system offers Normal, Sport and Track modes to assist in controlling the fierce power and rear-drive dynamics of the British made car. The settings can also adjust suspension damping and ABS settings to further enhance performance.
On the outside, the V12 Vantage S Roadster possesses a carbon fiber grille insert backed by black or titanium silver mesh, optional lightweight forged alloy ten-spoke wheels, new interior trim, carbon fiber seat backing, and an optional carbon fiber pack that adds accents inside and out.
Alongside the coveted V-12 roadster, Aston Martin will show off its DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo prototype, which makes its North American debut on the Monterey Peninsula.
The 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is slated to hit the streets in late 2014.