Aston Martin has unveiled the V12 Speedster, an all-new super-limited production supercar that’s set to join the current fleet of exotic roofless cars.
Recently we’ve seen the bespoke Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, the McLaren Elva, as well as the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 each ignite a retro automotive theme of having no roof. For Aston Martin, its V12 Speedster takes this one step further by offering its limited-to-88 model without a windowscreen.
Much like its competitors, the Aston Martin is developed by its own in-house specialist team. “Q by Aston Martin” has, therefore, left no stone unturned, developing an incredibly detailed and unique offering. It is equipped with a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 that puts out 700hp and 752Nm of torque, and combines this with rear-wheel-drive handling that’s supported by a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission to propel the car from 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds, maxing out at 186 MPH.
Aston Martin looked to its DBS Superleggera and Vantage model lines to create its own unique platform for the V12 Speedster. As Miles Nurnberger, director of design, Aston Martin Lagonda explains, it references a “clear lineage from the 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1 to our Centenary celebratory CC100 Speedster Concept in 2013. There is also a bit of 1953 DB3S in the mid-section, so it really is our latest incarnation of the Speedster concept. It’s also inspired by fighter jets as much as it is by our history, and it has been created to deliver an incredibly visceral experience.”
Inside, the driver is surrounded by futuristic materials such as structural satin carbon fiber and 3D-printed rubber, as well as contemporary nods to the company’s tradition with the use of Saddle leather, chrome and aluminum. Take a look at the Aston Martin V12 Speedster in the gallery above, and inquire about the model at Aston Martin dealerships worldwide, where you should expect a starting retail price of around $950,000 USD.
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