Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

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.
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.
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.