Aston Martin is opening up a brand-new world of exciting driving excitement with the statement of the fiercely prepared for 2015 Aton Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster. When it shows up in markets all over the world later this year the brand-new sports car will end up being the luxury British marque’s most powerful, fastest and fastest-accelerating series production roadster to date and follows in the broad tire tracks of the V12 Vantage S Coupe that was launched to worldwide praise in 2013.
Providing the most visceral yet appealing open-top experience in Aston Martin’s existing variety, the new V12 Vantage S Roadster delivers characteristic sporting agility underpinned by an excellent sports ‘soundtrack’ created by its naturally aspirated V12 engine and expertly-tuned sports exhaust.
2015 Aton Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster specs
Equipped with the most recent 565 bhp (573 PS) Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, showcasing advanced Bosch engine management, the automobile is capable of reaching 201 mph and running from rest to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds (0-100 km/h 4.1 seconds).
Low and peak rev torque is provided in abundance. With 620 Nm offered at 5,750 rpm the 2015 Aton Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is not to be discovered desiring in this important department. Most importantly, too, low rev torque– determined from simply 1,000 rpm – starts at a gigantic 510 Nm. Together, these data show the Aston Martin engineers’ ability to produce a ‘flatter’, yet ‘fatter’, torque curve which supports phenomenal driveability and strong pick-up through the gears.
Aston Martin Director of Design, Marek Reichman, said: “The V12 Vantage S Roadster is the mechanical embodiment of our company’s exceptional spirit.
“Beautiful, powerful and spirited it is as spectacular to listen to as it is to look at. The new roadster is truly a treat for the senses with, underlying all this, the capacity to deliver one of the most dynamic, exciting and stirring driving experiences in our current range.
“I’m sure the V12 Vantage S Roadster will appeal to luxury sports car enthusiasts worldwide who want to add a truly exceptional new model to their garage.”
Race car technology
As with its coupe sibling, race vehicle innovation runs right through the DNA of the V12 Vantage S Roadster with, for example, CNC machined combustion chambers and hollow camshafts just 2 examples of track innovation feeding through to the roadway.
Another clear example is the new vehicle’s Sportshift III 7-speed transmission. Engineered to exploit the complete sporting capacity of the V12 engine, the most recent generation Sportshift III hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission offers motorsport-style paddle shift changes for optimal performance shipment. The device, which changes the six-speed manual gearbox discovered in the previous V12 Vantage Roadster, is likewise appreciably lighter – conserving 20 kg versus its forebear.
This race-derived and motorsport-proven technology – made use of regularly in Aston Martin Racing’s race-winning Vantage GT4, GT3 and GTE competitors vehicles – offers excellent driver control with only milliseconds of torque disruption and provides exact and swift gear changes.
The Sportshift III transaxle, developed in conjunction with transmission professionals Oerlikon Graziano, joins a comprehensive array of new sport and track-focused developments that make sure the V12 Vantage S Roadster is totally geared up to make use of the big performance potential of its 6.0-litre naturally aspirated engine.
The use of three-stage adaptive damping, allied to three-stage DSC and two-stage ABS, enables the motorist to more specifically customize the automobile’s dynamic character. ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes offer a broad swathe of dynamic performance that can be tuned to much better suit the driver’s requirements. The system likewise governs the level of power steering support offered.
Working alongside the prolonged chassis capabilities is a ‘Sport’ mode, controlled by means of a button on the center console, which modifies throttle response, gearshift speed and timing, and exhaust note to, once again, tune the character of the vehicle to the driver’s requirements.
Maximum braking performance is delivered via the specially-created carbon ceramic discs all round, with near-identical brakes appearing on the brand name’s utmost GT, the Vanquish. An entire new light-weight exhaust system – derived from that of Aston Martin’s most special and costly production model, the One-77 hypercar – is wonderfully sonorous.
The ZF Servotronic power aided steering provides a quick, slick, 15:1 ratio and, linked to the adaptive damping button, provides two-mode steering assistance designed to best match the ‘Sport’ or ‘Normal’ settings generated by the Adaptive Damping System.+
Pure power, beautifully presented
As Aston Martin’s most overtly sporting convertible, with an even more vibrant character than the elegant Vanquish Volante utmost GT or fine-tuned DB9 Volante, the V12 Vantage S Roadster has actually been styled to reflect is position as the flagship convertible in the Vantage family.
In keeping with the V12 Vantage S Coupe, the 2015 Aton Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster changes the famous aluminum vanes in the Aston Martin grille – with a carbon fiber plan that likewise includes stylish black or titanium silver mesh. Created to maximize air flow to the V12 engine, the new grille is motivated by both the exceptional CC100 Speedster Concept and the Vantage race automobiles.
Other distinguishing functions of the V12 Vantage S Roadster consist of the option of light-weight forged alloy ten-spoke wheels.
The new Roadster keeps the same compact proportions of its predecessor while functions such as the obvious bonnet louvres, optional strong graphics (repainted carbon front grille, front grille lipstick and tailgate panel) in addition to the exterior carbon pack and flared wheel arches highlight its sporting capabilities.
Inside, as out, the brand-new vehicle has actually been styled to reflect its effective nature. New-style seat trim and door trimmings, with Sport and carbon fiber light-weight seat alternatives– present V12 Vantage S Roadster buyers with an interesting array of selections.
The optional Interior Carbon Pack, which adds carbon fiber to the automobile’s fascia and door pulls, plus the accessibility for the very first time in a V12 Vantage S Roadster of black pedals, further improves customization options for those in search of a really bespoke cars.
Q by Aston Martin
On the other hand, For V12 Vantage S Roadster, the company is presenting a Q by Aston Martin Collection which consists of bespoke functions that are completely in keeping with the character of the automobile.
For V12 Vantage S Roadster this includes a combination of vibrant exterior and interior colors; body colored carbon bonnet louvres; a red tint or satin surface to the carbon fiber elements on the exterior and interior of the vehicle; a complete carbon fiber center console, black anodized and machined rotary controls and a guiding wheel with a leather on-center stripe in the selected interior accent color.
Marek Reichman added: “The new 2015 Aton Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster not only looks the part, but has been engineered and built to showcase the ethos of Aston Martin: power, beauty and soul.
“We believe that it is a truly exceptional sports car, with the capacity to set pulses racing just by its sound alone. The authentic appeal of its style, performance, quality and craftsmanship ensure its stands head and shoulders above others in its sector and delivers that most precious of experiences – fun – in abundance!”