Aston Martin has revealed its new limited-run V12 Speedster.
The order books are open now for the windscreen-less two-seater, however, production will be capped at 88 examples with the first customer deliveries expected to take place in the first quarter of 2021.
Power comes from a detuned version of the brand’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 which in this application produces 515kW and 753Nm. Drive goes to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential.
Aston Martin says the V12 Speedster can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 300km/h.
Utilising Aston Martin’s latest bonded aluminium architecture, the V12 Speedster utilises elements from both the DBS Superleggera and Vantage to create its own unique platform.
The suspension comprises independent double-wishbone at the front, and multi-link at the rear with coil springs and adaptive damping offering Sport, Sport+ and Track modes.
Standard kit also includes carbon-ceramic brakes, 21-inch forged centre lock alloy wheels and a bespoke stainless-steel exhaust system.
On the inside, the final 88 owners will get a mix of traditional and modern materials including satin carbon-fibre, hand-crafted Saddle Leather, chrome, aluminium and even 3D printed rubber.
In front of the passenger is a removable leather bag in place of a traditional glove box, while there’s additional storage space under the rear bumps for luggage.
The company says “visually and physically the interior reduces mass, for a leaner, efficient style, but one that retains all the emotion and craftsmanship Aston Martins are renowned for.”
Orders are now being taken for the V12 Speedster, with pricing starting at £765,000 ($A1.5m) with deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
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