When a car sounds as good as the Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupé, a convertible version is something that we are genetically obliged to get excited about.

We had to wait a year and a half after the introduction of the coupé, but this didn't dampen our enthusiasm for it one bit.

And despite the apparent wait, the roadster had actually always been on the cards since the inception of the V8 Vantage, which quickly became Aston’s most successful car ever. Rightly so.

In our V8 Vantage coupé review 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? 

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