Aston Martin has officially unveiled the new V12 Vantage S Roadster. It is being billed as their fastest and potent roadster to date.

Aston Martin has officially unveiled the new V12 Vantage S Roadster.

Billed as the company's fastest and most potent roadster to date, the model follows in the footsteps of the V12 Vantage S Coupe and features a ventilated hood, carbon fiber components and black or titanium silver accents. The roadster also has an aggressive grille that draws inspiration from the CC100 Speedster concept.

The interior carries over but features new seat and door trim as well as an optional carbon fiber package that adds carbon fiber trim, carbon fiber door handles and black alloy pedals. Customers can also opt for Q customizations such as black anodized switchgear and body color carbon fiber bonnet louvers.

Motivation is provided by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that develops 565 bhp (421 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed Sportshift III transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds (0-100 km/h 4.1 seconds) before hitting a top speed of 201 mph (323 km/h).

Speaking of performance, the V12 Vantage S Roadster has an adaptive damping system, a two-stage anti-lock braking system and a three-stage dynamic stability control system. There's also carbon ceramic brakes and a Sport mode that "alters throttle response, gearshift speed and timing, and exhaust note to, once again, tune the character of the car to the driver’s requirements."

Aston Martin Director of Design Marek Reichman sums up the car by saying “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."

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster will go on sale later this year and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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