When a car sounds as good as the Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupé, the arrival of a convertible version is something that we are genetically obliged to get excited about.
That we had to wait a year and a half after the introduction of the coupé didn't dampen our enthusiasm one bit.
And despite the apparent wait, the roadster has actually been on the cards since the inception of the V8 Vantage, which is Aston’s most successful car ever. Rightly so.
In our coupé road test we said we could understand entirely if you chose a V8 Vantage over a Porsche 911.
Question is, does the roadster have all the desirability of the coupé?