In June, I received news from my dealership that Aston Martin had finally decided that they would indeed make a V12 Vantage Roadster. It would be a limited run of only 101 units and they just started taking orders. With the V12 Roadster having been my ultimate, but sadly non-existant, dream car for about 3 years, it didn’t take me long to make my decision. In fact, within 15 minutes of receiving the news I had placed my order. Fast forward five months and the production of my topless V12 Vantage has started. And the best part: we got invited to watch it being created at the factory in Gaydon!
The Power Beauty Soul tour visited our local Aston Martin dealer on October 4 and 5. A special event was held on Thursday night, for invited guests only. Aston Martin customers drooled over the gorgeous V12 Zagato, the new Vanquish and the limited edition V12 Vantage Roadster. The three beauties took up the entire front showroom.
Quote: “You cannot beat a massive engine in a tiny car” … True that! Now go watch the video:
The V12 Vantage Vantage Roadster has already made an appearance a couple of times, for select audiences, at several venues of the Power Beauty Soul tour. But this week is the first time it is shown on a public motor show, the Salon Prive in London. The above picture was posted on the Salon Prive page on Facebook, captioned “The amazing new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Volante”. Ouch…
Aston Martin HQ has announced the ‘Power Beauty Soul‘ tour. The three new and existing models, the Vanquish, V12 Zagato and the V12 Vantage Roadster, embark on a tour to selected locations across Europe. The trio will visit 27 Aston dealerships in nine countries, either in the Aston’ showroom or at selected locations. Aston Martin customers will be invited to these exclusive events to goggle the beauties up close.
The first time this red V12 Roadster was spotted, in the Netherlands, we already suspected it was heading towards Aston’s testcenter at the Nürburgring. And it looks like we were right, because today the same car was seen near the Ring. Luckily, this time we have better pics, taking by spotter “whoopyload”:
Here’s a video of the V12 Vantage Roadster doing some test laps at the Nürburgring. Gotta love that roaring V12 noise. Can’t wait to experience that sound with the top down… Video from fastsportscardriver channel on YouTube.