Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

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Is it just me, or has Aston Martin been so busy giving all of their cars to James Bond that they didn't even think to keep a few for themselves? "And what would they need to keep a few to themselves for?", you might ask. The answer: improvement, but what could they possibly do to make the consistently prestigious, nearly flawless Aston Martin brand even better than it already is? "What about a roadster?", you might ask, but it took them nearly 3 years to chop the top off of their twelve-cylinder baby, so how could they possibly have another roadster out so quickly? Well, I don't know, but apparently Aston Martin doesn't sleep, because the Roadster version of the V12 Vantage is here, and it'll blow your socks off - as all the Aston Martins do. And if you don't have socks, then say goodbye to your feet.
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Power from the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster comes courtesy of the same 6.0-liter V12 that powers the existing coupe (along with just about everything else Aston Martin makes), driving 510 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed manual to the rear wheels - only this time it's in a two-seat cabriolet.
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Having that much power in a convertible is like having two bricks connected by an playing card. Of course, there are a whole lot of necessary strengthening beams, but here is a fascinating little tidbit about this car: it gets carbon-fiber everywhere, from the handmade front splitter and rear diffuser to the mirror caps and rear lamp surrounds, whereas the V8 is simply heavy in comparison.