Q by Aston Martin unveils at Goodwood the company’s “most extreme roadster ever” built for a very special customer.

Aston Martin took the wraps off the Vantage GT3 (later renamed GT12 because of Porsche) more than a year ago and now they have decided to chop off its roof. However, while the special edition coupe was limited to 100 units, there’s only one roadster. It was built and delivered over the course of nine months by the company’s bespoke division Q and is being billed as the “most extreme roadster ever” to come from Gaydon.

It uses a significant amount of carbon fiber body panels and has a unique suspension setup to make the roadster feel just as agile and nimble as its fixed metal roof sibling. The Vantage GT12 Roadster has been fitted with a full titanium exhaust system which should sound glorious taking into account underneath the carbon-clad skin resides a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine. Just like in the coupe, it churns a massive 591 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 460 pound-feet (625 newton meters) of torque delivered through a seven-speed, paddle-shift gearbox.

There’s no word about performances at this point, but most likely because of the weight penalty it’s a tad slower than the coupe which runs to 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.7 seconds and maxes out at 185 mph (297 kph).

Aston Martin isn’t saying anything about the price tag, although you can imagine it was way more expensive than the coupe which was available for a cool £250,000 (about $340,500).

Source: Aston Martin

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