Aston Martin’s Slick Vantage Roadster Is A Thrill Seeker’s Dream

13 February 2020
Cars, Aston Martin, James Bond, Supercar
Images: Dominic Fraser

Meet the new addition to Aston Martin’s most driver-focused line

As the English car brand of choice for James Bond, it’s nothing new for an Aston Martin to make even the least supercar-savvy person do a double take.

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Following the launch of the Vantage Coupe in 2018, the Roadster continues Aston Martin’s tradition of delivering the ultimate driving thrill. The convertible two-seater model, with its lighter Z-fold roof mechanism and optimised exterior and chassis, is as exciting a drive on your morning commute as it is taking it for a spin along the Spanish coast.

Let’s talk power. Aston Martin’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS/685Nm V8 engine together with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission sees the Vantage Roadster accelerating from 0-100kph in just 3.7sec. You can even hit 305kph with the roof raised. And speaking of raising the roof, let’s hear it for the Vantage Roadster boasting the fastest full operating cycle of any automatic automotive convertible system: lowered in 6.7 or raised in 6.8 seconds. Tough to beat that.

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Though it shares the impressive performance and responsiveness of the Coupe, the design of the Roadster is very much its own. Thanks to Aston Martin’s award-winning design team, the remarkably low stack height allows for any adventure without compromising on its striking visual appeal. The sleek rear profile doesn’t hamper your luggage space, so go ahead, and pack the extra suit. The 200-litre boot capacity will invite you to do so.

“For many, driving with the roof down is the true definition of the sports car experience as it truly brings your senses to life,” said Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Vantage has always delivered the purest of thrills, but in Roadster form that adrenaline rush is set to go to the next level”.

That's it then, it's come from the top down.

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