Spy photographers spotted this V12 Vantage Roadster prototype while testing at the Nürburgring and there was no doubt this topless Aston had a V12 under the hood.

So, you're an Aston Martin fan and you love the new V12 Vantage? But you would rather have it topless? Well, from the looks of these photos, that will soon be an option. Following the V12 Vantage first photos from a few weeks ago, spy photographers spotted the same V12 Vantage Roadster prototype again while testing recently at the Nürburgring. According to spies, there was no doubt this topless Aston had a V12 under the hood.

The V12 Vantage Roadster will have the same 6,0 liter engine as the coupe, delivering some 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS) with 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque. Due to the extra weight required to stiffen up the chassis, the performance of the Roadster will be slightly stunted compared to the coupe. However, the V12 Vantage Roadster will still be one of the fastest convertibles on the market.

While the V12 Vantage coupe is limited to 1000 units. Rumors already suggest that the roadster will be limited to 500 units. If the rumors are correct, we will probably find out in September during this year's Frankfurt motor show. Then we will also know how much more expensive the roadster is going to be compared to the coupe.


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