Aston Martin GT12 Roadster - A Unique Model For A Particular Client
|   Saturday, July 30, 2016
The Goodwood Festival is known among car enthusiasts for spectacular appearances and impressive launches. Each carmaker wants to impress during the festival and preparations for the Festival of Speed are important to each one.
The specialists from Aston Martin received for this edition of the festival a special order. Based on the formidable GT12 coupe, this unique model is one with no more nor less than 600 horsepower.

The roadster with two seats and carbon fiber bodywork is a unique specimen and is built by Aston Martin's Q Division for a particular client, who was not made public.
According to statements made by David King, Vice President and Head of Special Operations, the company Aston Martin has a known reputation in terms of achieving ambitious cars for its customers and the best example is perhaps the spectacular model CC100 Speedster Concept.

At the same time he said that they "have become world leaders with unique projects with cars like the One-77, Lagonda Taraf, and Aston Martin Vulcan". In addition, through the Vantage GT12 and Vantage GT8 models they demonstrated how much they have progressed in terms of production models.
Now, the model specifically designed and manufactured to suit the needs of a particular client is, according to King, the first project that combines all these features in a magnificent car. So they have managed to build a car that is basically the dream car for that client.

But let's see what that car offers. Designed and delivered in a short period of just nine months, the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster has an aspirated V12 engine with a displacement of 6.0 liters, coupled to a gearbox with seven speeds, Sportshift III, with paddles to change speeds. The main technical characteristics include an air intake made of magnesium, with revised geometry, lightweight magnesium engine torque, and a titanium exhaust system.

In terms of performance, the British said the car goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds, which is a little less than the coupe version. This slows down the sprint by 0.2 seconds and is not really justified, especially as this car weighs 100 kg less than the coupe version.

In terms of design, the car is similar to the coupe variant. The elements taken from the coupe version are the front fenders, made of carbon fiber, the hood and rear spoiler. Aston Martin did not disclose any details related to the price of this special model, but experts in the field believe that this model probably cost twice as much than the coupe version, which has a price of about 310,000 euro.

Dr Andy Palmer, President and CEO for Aston Martin, made a statement in which he said that "The Vantage GT12 Roadster is a hugely exciting project. 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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