Aston Martin has whipped the covers off the new Vantage Roadster ahead of an Australian launch in the third quarter of 2020.
Like the Coupe, the Roadster is powered by an AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine developing 375kW of power and 685Nm of torque. It’s matched to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels.
The British marque claims it can sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 305km/h with the roof raised.
Speaking of the roof, it’s a tailored fabric hood featuring a compact powered Z-fold mechanism for rapid operation, it can be lowered in 6.7 seconds or raised in 6.8 seconds at speeds of up to 50kmh. Aston Martin says the Vantage Roadster has the fastest full operating cycle of any automatic automotive convertible system.
The Roadster carries a weight penalty of only 60kg compared with the Coupe with minimal impact on luggage space with a boot capacity of 200-litres, which is enough for a full-sized golf bag.
Standard kit includes adaptive damping, dynamic stability control, dynamic torque vectoring, an electronic rear differential, and a bespoke tune for the rear dampers, the adaptive damping system software and the ESP calibration.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Vantage nameplate, the company’s ‘vane’ grille is available as an option, along with a range of alloy wheel designs.
Aston Martin’s has confirmed the Vantage Roadster will arrive in the third quarter of 2020 priced from $315,000 plus on-road costs. 
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