Courtesy of Automotive RhythmsÂ www.automotiverhythms.com
The heartbeat of Aston Martinâ€™s sports car range just got a little bit faster with the introduction of the new Vantage Roadster. Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, this convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics, and everyday usability.
A testament to the uncompromising design, engineering, and execution of this scintillating open-top two-seater, Vantage Roadster shares the Vantage Coupeâ€™s absolute commitment to driving thrills. Powered by Aston Martinâ€™s 4-liter twin-turbo 510-HP V8 engine and mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, Vantage Roadster accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and is capable of 190 mph with the roof raised.
While Vantage Roadster mirrors the Coupeâ€™s exceptional tactility, pace and cornering performance, the design of the body is very much its own. The tautly tailored fabric hood features a compact powered Z-fold mechanism that ensures rapid operation (lowered in 6.7 or raised in 6.8 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph). In fact, the roof of Vantage Roadster has the fastest full operating cycle of any automatic automotive convertible system.An impressively low stack height pays the double dividend of allowing Aston Martinâ€™s award-winning design team the latitude to create a seamless rear profile with minimal impact on the Roadsterâ€™s luggage space.
Indeed, with a boot capacity of 200-liters, it is possible to stow a full-sized golf bag and accessories. Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andy Palmer, said of the Vantage Roadster: â€œOpen-top Aston Martins are always firm favorites with our customers, so itâ€™s very exciting to introduce the Vantage Roadster. For many, driving with the roof down is the true definition of the sports car experience as it truly brings your senses to life. Vantage has always delivered the purest of thrills, but in Roadster form, that adrenaline rush is set to go to the next level.â€