Two years after the Vantage Coupe launched, Aston Martin has announced the drop-top version of the model, complete with the fastest automatically retracting fabric roof on the market.
Dubbed the Vantage Roadster, this new model is much like its roofed counterpart, powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. With a maximum speed just a hair slower than the Vantage Coupe, the Roadster can still reach an impressive 190mph when the roof is up. From a standstill, the model can run up to 60mph in 3.7 seconds.
Introducing Vantage Roadster.
Uncompromising performance meets pure emotion.
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) February 12, 2020
The fabric roof can be lowered in a record-setting 6.7 seconds at speeds up to 31mph and raised in 6.8 seconds. Whether taking the top down or not, various components like the powertrain, chassis, and even body panels have been specially tuned to give drivers a dynamic, sporty experience similar to the Coupe, an experience that is further enhanced by the inclusion of features like Adaptive Damping, Dynamic Stability Control, and Dynamic Torque Vectoring, among other system technologies.
The Vantage Roadster comes with a starting price of $161,000. Deliveries are set to begin during the second quarter of this year. To find out more, visit astonmartin.com.
This story was first published via AFP Relaxnews.