Aston Martin has today unveiled what it claims is its most extreme roadster ever in the form of the one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster.
Conceived and delivered within a nine-month period by the brand’s bespoke division, namely, Q by Aston Martin, the GT12 Roadster draws its origins from the GT12 Coupe, with a special 592 bhp version of the brand’s 6.0-litre normally aspirated V12 engine mated to a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission. Technical details include magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system.
The most visible exterior differences are the increased number of new carbon-fibre body panels, while beneath the skin a custom suspension set-up promises to deliver the same handling characteristics as the GT12 Coupe.
A tailor made customer commission, the GT12 Roadster is intended to showcase the brand’s ability to design and produce one-off models for super-rich clients.
“We have become world leaders in ultra-low volume projects with cars such as the One-77, Lagonda Taraf and Aston Martin Vulcan, while the Vantage GT12 and Vantage GT8 show how far we can take our series production models,” says vice president and chief special operations officer, David King.
“The GT12 Roadster is the first project to combine all of those skill sets in one magnificent car. In just nine-months we took a customer’s dream and realised it, with a fully-formed, exactingly engineered and fully road-legal one-off. That is the essence of the Q by Aston Martin service”.
Source: Aston Martin