V12 Vantage S Roadster – a 565 bhp topless monster

Aston Martin just announced a Roadster edition of the V12 Vantage S!
And, it is going to be a regular production model, unlike the V12 Vantage Roadster which was limited to 101 cars. It looks amazing and I am 100% sure this will be a wonderful car to drive.

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However, if I am completely honest, I am pretty disappointed about this announcement, as it makes my “limited” edition V12 Vantage Roadster a lot less limited and special. When the V12 Roadster was introduced, it was presented as a one-time only limited run Roadster edition of the V12 Vantage. And now, 2 years later, a new V12 S Roadster appears and as a production model too.
Okay, mine’s got a cool old-skool manual, but still…

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  1. Get over the fact your Roadster is no longer as special as it was before…or is it? You have the last of a breed of V12’s with a manual gearbox. The auto shift trans offered in the V12 S’s may be advertised as great, but it is not. For true Vantage enthusiasts, the almost perfect manual shifter is the only way to go. Your car is still very special…and very limited.

    • At the 2015 Geneva carshow Aston personnel openly discussed the plans to build a stickshift v12 roadster s. The car was referred to as a “challenging but rewarding experience”.

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