Debuting with an innovative Vantage coupe in late 2017, British independent car manufacturer, Aston Martin has since continued pushes the boundaries of supercar capabilities. Appeasing enthusiasts everywhere whom have long speculated and anticipated a Vantage reboot, with a V12 Speedster – Aston Martin’s latest build boasts an exclusively elite, high performance with no roof and an ultra-high price tag.
With growing fears of the ongoing coronavirus, and the cancellation of the industry’s annual Geneva Motor Show, the V12 Speedster was unveiled on the morning of 3rd March 2020 in an close-circle online presentation.
As the name suggests, the all-new speedster was inspired by the Vantage and fitted with a twin-turbo 5.2 liter V12 engine, mated unto an eight-speed automatic transmission. Producing an estimated 700 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque, the car speeds from zero to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.
Travelling at a maximum of 186mph, the V12 Speedster is constructed out of carbon fiber, featuring a larger front grille and intake, with a highly ventilated hood and a rear diffuser with a center-exit exhaust. Reminiscent of vintage racing cars and F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets, the two-passenger speedster separates each individual by two elongated oval openings in its body.
Produced in a record-breaking amount of time, the V12 Speedster sports a minimalistic design, eliminating prototypical elements such as the glove compartment and replacing it with a removable leather satchel. With hidden compartments, glass panels which house matching race helmets, and room for luggage, the speedster utilizes 21-inch center-lock wheels, a bespoke stainless-steel exhaust system and a highly comprehensible infotainment screen hidden below the central bar.
With 88 available samples, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster is customizable and finished with a wide range of leather, fabric textiles and 3D-printed rubber. Available for order, the car is worth at least USD$950,000.