aston martin engineers justify more power with more carbon fiber for one-off roadster

 

 

customization division at aston martin have revealed an extreme convertible in the unique form of an one-off ‘vantage GT12’ roadster. at first glance, the most visible differences are the significant number of carbon-fibre body panels but underneath the body, the british carmaker emphasized the need for radical performance. 

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the aston martin ‘vantage GT12’ roadster

 

 

 

conceived and delivered within a nine-month period, the car draws its origins from the latest coupe, with a special 600 HP version of the company’s 6.0 L normally aspirated V12 engine paired with a seven-speed paddle shift transmission. a unique suspension setup defined by aston martin’s in-house dynamics experts, helps to ensure the roadster shares the same handling characteristics as the coupe. technical highlights also include magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system. 

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every accented is replaced with carbon fiber parts

 

 

 

‘the vantage GT12 roadster is a hugely exciting project,’ explains CEO of aston martin dr. andy palmer. ‘not just because it’s sensational to look at, but because it vividly demonstrates the expanded capabilities of Q by aston martin. by incorporating the exceptional engineering capabilities of aston martin advanced operations within the Q by aston martin bespoke commissioning service we have a truly formidable creative team.’

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side fenders behind the wheels to redistribute air 

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the ‘GT12’ roadster badge 

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exhaust intakes surrounded by carbon fiber rear aerodynamic fins 

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carbon fiber continues into the interior 

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the centre console