2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is one of the most powerful and fastest cabriolets on the market. The company plans to enter the vehicle on the market worldwide later this year. This model is set to deliver great sporting agility highlighted by an enviable sports ‘soundtrack'. The latter of course is generated by its naturally aspirated V12 engine and the tuned sports exhaust system. All in all V12 Vantage S Roadster is the mechanical embodiment of Aston Martin's exceptional spirit – beautiful, potent and dynamic.

To go into details, under the hood of the new cabrio sleeps the 565 hp (415 kW) AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine. It features Bosch engine management and is capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited up to 201 mph.

Furthermore, the peak torque is rated at 619 Nm (457 lb-ft) and it is available at 5,750 rpm. The low rev torque is measured at just 1,000 rpm and peaks at a 509 Nm (376 lb-ft).

Just like its coupe sibling, the roadster includes race car technology, which runs right through its DNA. Two examples of this track technology are the CNC machined combustion chambers and hollow cam shafts. Another instance is the Sportshift III ASM auto-shift manual transmission that is engineered to use the full potential of the V12.

In addition, the utilization of the three-stage adaptive damping, contributes to more precision in driving dynamics. There are three modes: ‘Normal', ‘Sport' and ‘Track' that provide versatility in performance. This system also manages the level of power steering assistance.

The braking performance is ensured by carbon ceramic discs, while the new exhaust system is derived from the exclusive One-77 hypercar. Next, the ZF Servotronic power assisted steering offers a quick 15:1 ratio. It is linked to the adaptive damping button and also offers two-mode steering assistance.

In terms of exterior the new roadster has the emblematic grille, which is made of carbon fibre arrangement with sporty black or titanium silver mesh. It was created to optimize the airflow to the V12. Other distinguishing features include the lightweight forged alloy ten-spoke wheels.

The interior of the car features seat trim and door trims with Sport and carbon fibre lightweight seat options. As an option, Aston Martin is offering the Interior Carbon Pack. It adds the material to car's fascia and door pulls, and includes black pedals.

On the other hand, the company is also introducing for the V12 Vantage S Roadster, the Q by Aston Martin Collection. It comprises of bespoke features such as a wide range of bold exterior and interior colors, body colored carbon bonnet louvers, red tint or satin finish to the carbon fibre elements on the exterior and interior, a full carbon fibre centre console, black anodised and machined rotary controls and a steering wheel with a leather on-centre stripe in the chosen color.

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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Technical Specification:

Body Two-seat, two-door soft-cover convertible top bodystyle

Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure

Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body

Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams

Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)

High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)

LED rear lamps

Clear rear lamps

Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser

Black headlamp bezels

Engine All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 5935 cc V12

Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive

Fully catalysed, stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

Compression ratio 11.1:1

Max power 421 kW (573 PS/565 bhp) at 6750 rpm

Max torque 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5750 rpm

Acceleration Roadster 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds

Maximum speed Roadster 323 km/h (201 mph)

Transmission Rear mid-mounted, seven-speed ‘Sportshift III' automated manual transmission

Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft

Limited-slip differential

Final-drive ratio 3.727:1

Steering Rack and pinion, speed-sensitive Servotronic power-assisted steering, 2.5 turns lock-to-lock

Column tilt and reach adjustment

Steering rack with 15:1 ratio

Wheels & Tyres 19" 10-spoke forged alloy Graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish

Front: 9 x 19" Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR19

Rear: 11 x 19" Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295/30 ZR19

Suspension Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers

Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs and monotube adaptive dampers

Three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes

Brakes Front: Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Matrix discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers

Rear: Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Matrix discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Track mode

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

Traction Control (TC)

Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

Positive Torque Control (PTC)

Hill Start Assist (HSA)

Standard Specification Full-grain leather interior

Piano Black fascia trim, centre stack and door grabs

Leather-trimmed sports steering wheel with Black airbag ring

Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags

Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)

Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags

Carbon fibre front grille

Titanium front grille and side strake meshes

Powerfold exterior heated mirrors

Heated rear screen

Automatic temperature control

Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays

Trip computer

Cruise control

Bluetooth® telephone preparation with audio streaming capability

Satellite navigation

Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror

Garage door opener

Rear parking sensors

Reverse parking assist camera (USA and Canada only)

Tyre pressure monitoring

Alarm (with volumetric and tilt sensor) and immobiliser

Remote control central door locking and boot release

Glass ECU

Glass switches

Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra

LED map reading lights

In-Car Entertainment 160 W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger

Integrated Apple iPod® connector

USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility

Exterior Detailing Options 10-spoke lightweight alloy wheels – Silver painted – Satin Black painted

10-spoke forged alloy wheels – Liquid Silver painted – Gloss Black painted with a diamond-turned finish

Alternative Brake Caliper finish: Grey, Red or Yellow

Pirelli P Zero Tyres

Black or Silver Graphics Pack – individual body panels or combinations of: front grille ‘lipstick', rear tailgate panel and lamp infills,

Exterior Carbon Pack comprising mirror caps, side strakes and rear lamp infills

Carbon fibre side strakes

Painted carbon fibre front grille

Black front grille and side strake meshes

Black side window trim surround

Black textured tailpipe finisher

Silver headlamp bezels

‘V12' front wing badging

Delete model badging

Delete protective tape

Interior Detailing Options Carbon fibre fascia trim

Carbon Interior Pack comprising fascia trim and door grabs

Carbon fibre paddleshifts

Aston Martin Wings headrest embroidery

Black pedal pads and footrest

Black anodised speaker grilles (only available with Bang & Olufsen audio system)

Personalised sill plaques

Comfort and Convenience Options Front parking sensors

Reverse parking assist camera

Lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment

Heated seats

Passenger seat with ISOFIX (fixed height)

Garage door opener

Second glass ECU

Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra

First aid kit

Ashtray and cigar lighter

Boot-mounted umbrella

Leather ECU pouch

In-Car Entertainment Options 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®

1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology

Satellite radio

Dimensions Length 4385 mm (172.6")

Width 1865 mm (73.4") excluding mirrors

Width 2022 mm (79.6") including mirrors

Height Roadster 1260 mm (49.2")

Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.4")

Front track 1570 mm (61.8")

Rear track 1575 mm (62.0")

Turning circle 11.8 m (38.7 ft) (kerb to kerb)

Boot capacity 144 litres (5.1 cu ft)

Fuel capacity 80 litres (17.6 UK gal/21.1 US gal)

Kerb weight Roadster 1745 kg (3847 lb)

Fuel consumption litres/100 km (mpg) Urban 22.5 (12.6)

Extra-urban 10.2 (27.7)

Combined 14.7 (19.2)

Gas mileage and CO2 emissions City 12 mpg

Highway 18 mpg

Combined 14 mpg

343 g/km

Source: Aston Martin