The Vantage model continues to exude the true meaning of a luxury sports car. Now available with open-top driving, Aston Martin have produced a car of outstanding credibility and class.
The Roadster has retained the dynamic capabilities of the Vantage Coupe, with no compromise on quality. This was not an easy task and was only successful due to the meticulous optimisation of the Coupe body structure and its marriage to the Roadster's specific chassis structure.
In general, the weight added by roof-opening/closing mechanisms can reduce the body stiffness of the car. However, Aston Martin have managed to ensure that the dynamics of the Vantage Roadster still reflect the characteristics of a sports car.
The Vantage Roadster will continue to use the same engine as in the Coupe: a high-performance 4-litre V8 Twin Turbo. Vantage Roadster engine statistics are as follows:
For improved interior cabin comfort, the Roadster's roof contains eight layers of insulation.
The roof mechanism takes 6.8 seconds to both open and close; making it the fastest functioning roof for sale.
Aston Martin have worked hard to ensure that the Vantage Roadster is one of the most practical sports cars on the market. Therefore, it was imperative to ensure that the roof mechanism did not hinder the practicality of the Vantage boot space.
Vantage Roadster has an impressive boot capacity of 200 litres. To compare, a Porsche 911 has a boot capacity of 132 litres; an Audi R8 has a boot capacity of 112 litres.