Currently reading: New Aston Martin V12 Speedster begins final test programme
Just 88 models will be forged by British firm's 'Q by Aston Martin' bespoke arm, each costing £765,000

The new V12 Speedster is an “uncompromising, visceral two-seater” from Aston Martin, which has made its dynamic debut in prototype form ahead of its on-road testing programme getting underway.

Limited to 88 examples and with deliveries due in early 2021, the roofless, windscreen-less Speedster is priced at £765,000, and was taken by the Q by Aston Martin bespoke division from conception to production in just 12 months. 

Using a bonded aluminium architecture, it’s built on a mixture of DBS Superleggera and Aston Martin Vantage underpinnings to create a bespoke platform. The bodywork, described by Aston Martin as “inspired by fighter jets as much as it is by our history”, is constructed almost entirely from carbonfibre and shown first in a livery reflecting the F-18 Hornet aircraft.

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Its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 puts out an estimated 690bhp and 555lb ft, giving it a 0-62mph time of 3.5sec and a governed top speed of 186mph. Aston has also created a bespoke exhaust system to give a “rousing” soundtrack.

Like its relatives, the Speedster features double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension with adaptive dampers controllable by three drive modes. 21in forged centre lock wheels are standard, as are carbon ceramic brakes. 

The interior mixes a blend of traditional and contemporary materials. Carbon fibre melds with hand-finished Saddle leather, alongside chrome, aluminium and 3D-printed rubber. Replacing the usual glovebox is a removable leather bag, while the rear 'bumps' behind the driver also hide additional storage space underneath. 

Chief engineer Matt Becker said: “For raw driving thrills, the V12 Speedster is unparalleled, the full open element of the car adding a new dimension to the experience. Driving doesn’t get any purer than this.”


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