LONDON, England – Aston Martin says the heartbeat of its range of sport cars ”just got that little bit faster” with the introduction of a Vantage Roadster convertible to join the Vantage Coupe launched back in 2018.
Testament to the uncompromising design, engineering and execution of the open-top two-seater, Vantage is that it shares the Vantage Coupe’s commitment to thrilling driving, due in the most part by its four-litre, twin-turbo, 382kW/685Nm V8 and eight-speed ZF auto transmission.
The combination will take the Vantage Roadster 10 100km/h in 3.7sec and howl on to a maximum of 300km/h (roof raised).
”While the Roadster matches the Coupe’s exceptional pace and cornering performance, Aston Martin says, ”the design of the body is very much its own. The fabric hood is driven up or down by a compact powered Z-fold mechanism that ensures rapid operation (less than seven seconds, either way!) at up to 80km/h.
”That’s the quickest of any automatic automotive convertible system.”
An impressively low stack height pays the double dividend of allowing Aston Martin’s award-winning design team the latitude to create a seamless rear profile with minimal impact on the Roadster’s luggage space. Indeed, boot capacity is 200 litres – enouigh for a golf bag and accessories.”
The brand’s president and chief exec Dr Andy Palmer told The Corner in a media release:: “Open-top Aston Martins are always firm favourites with our customers so it’s very exciting to introduce the Vantage Roadster.
”For many, driving roof-down is the true definition of the sport car experience – it brings senses to life. Vantage has always delivered the purest of thrills, but the Roadster takes the adrenaline rush to the next level.”