Aston Martin has unveiled the most potent example of its open-top Vantage range, the 510bhp, 190mph V12 Vantage Roadster.
The long-awaited drop-top, eagerly anticipated since the V12 Vantage coupé was introduced back in 2009, carries a £150,000 price tag, £15,000 more than its sibling.
There are a number of revisions to the chassis, which is based on Aston’s VH platform, including a modified rear damper set-up, front and rear damper valve tuning and a new rear spring design.
At 1760kg, the fabric-roofed Roadster is 80kg heavier than its coupé cousin. According to Aston’s estimates, it will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.5sec, which means it will be 0.3sec slower than the V12 Vantage, but the 190mph top speed remains unchanged.
As with the V12 Vantage coupé, the Roadster features a ‘Sport’ mode button that sharpens the throttle response and provides a more sporty exhaust note.