Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster launched, difficult to return to Vietnam because of high taxes

With a limited quantity of 249 units, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster was sold out before launch but the after-tax price will make few Vietnamese giants “passionate”.

During this year’s Monterey Car Week, Aston Martin launched the V12 Vantage Roadster. Unlike the DBR22 Concept that the British automaker brought to Monterey, V12 Vantage Roadster is a street car model. This car model was kept such a secret that the 249 units produced were sold out before launch.

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Like its name, the Coupe version of the V12 Vantage launched earlier this year is similar to the Roadster (convertible). Replacing AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 503 horsepower, the V12 Vantage Roadster uses a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine produced by Aston Martin itself – which is used on two other car models: DB11 and DBS Superleggera.

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That 12-cylinder engine produces 690 horsepower and 753 Nm of maximum torque, combined with rear-wheel drive via a mechanical limited-slip differential and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. specially calibrated level. The acceleration ability is quite impressive when the car can reach 97 km/h from a stationary position in 3.5 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 322 km/h.

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Face Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Still impressive thanks to the wider body, mainly focusing on the front and rear wheel arches to create unity when the vehicle’s width increases by 40 mm. The grille is 25% larger than the regular version. The front bumper comes with air intakes on both sides and black painted tires.

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The bonnet has additional air vents to increase engine cooling. The front wheel arch adds air intakes, combined with an air splitter made of carbon material attached to the ribs. Comes with a larger diffuser and a centrally placed dual exhaust system. Customers can also change to the option of 21-inch black-painted alloy wheels or light alloy wheels to help reduce an additional 8 kg.

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Measures to reduce the weight of the V12 Vantage Roadster that Aston Martin uses include carbon front bumpers, clamshell bonnet, fenders and door sill extensions, while the rear bumper and luggage compartment lid Also made from composite materials.

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To offset the excess weight from the V12 engine is an exhaust system made from 0.004 inch (1 mm) stainless steel, which reduces 7.2 kg compared to the exhaust system of V8 Vantage. And another standard is that the carbon brake system is 23 kg lighter than conventional steel brakes. The carbon fiber-framed seats further reduce the V12 Vantage Roadster’s 7.3 kg.

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In addition, buyers can also choose seats decorated with semi-aniline leather and personalize through Aston Martin’s Q personalization department from interior leather type, leather tone to trim positions. carbon fiber or unique colored stitching.

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