Aston Martin Vantage Roadster – first photos revealed

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster – first photos revealed

Aston Martin has released official photos of the new Vantage Roadster, which is essentially the convertible version of the coupe that first made its debut back in November 2017.

The photos depict an undisguised, pre-production unit, allowing us to see the styling revisions made to accommodate the power-folding fabric soft top. These include a new roofline and rear deck that results in a larger boot lid covering the roof mechanism, an omission of the large glass window and addition of rollover protection hoops.

Beyond that, many aspects of the coupe are retained here, such as the two-seat layout, front end, side scuttles and LED taillights, which integrate neatly with the subtle ducktail spoiler.

For now, the carmaker has yet to release any technical details but the roadster will likely use an AMG-sourced 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8. The mill serves up 510 PS and 685 Nm of torque in the coupe, with drive going to the rear wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of performance, the fixed-roof Vantage takes 3.6 seconds to get from zero to 100 km/h, but expect this to differ for the roadster given the additional weight that comes from fitting a folding roof. Aston Martin says that the Vantage Roadster will be launched globally in spring 2020.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.




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