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Q by Aston Martin introduces the open-top Vantage GT12 Roadster

Q by Aston Martin introduces the open-top Vantage GT12 Roadster
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Monday 27 June 2016, 15:03 PM

Adding a fun element to the original Vantage GT12 Coupe, Q by Aston Martin has introduced its tweaked version - the Vantage GT12 Roadster that offers a unique open-top driving experience. The company has reportedly developed and introduced the Vantage GT12 Roadster within a nine-month period. The roadster comes with new design elements and technical upgrades.

Under the hood, the Vantage GT12 Roadster gets a 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a seven-speed sportshift III paddle-shift transmission which generates 592bhp of power. The car gets magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system. The unique suspension system has been developed to offer at par handling characteristics as the Vantage GT12 Coupe.

As for the exterior, the Vantage GT12 Roadster from Aston Martin gets significant amount of carbon- fibre body panels to help it deliver impressive performance figures. Speaking about it, David King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer, says: “Aston Martin has a growing reputation of building ambitious commissions for customers, perhaps the best example being the spectacular CC100 Speedster Concept. 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 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.”

Adding further Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and CEO, commented: “The Vantage GT12 Roadster is a hugely exciting project. 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.”

 

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