Aston Martin finally revealed the first pictures and details of the V12 Vantage Roadster ahead of the official release later this week.

The V12 powered roadster comes with a few upgrades compared to its siblings, the V12 Vantage Coupe and the V8 Vantage Roadster. In order to enhance the aerodynamic properties ‒ making it comparable to the V12 coupe ‒ the rear deck lid has been revised and features a redesigned spoiler. The suspension has been modified as well to ensure the handling will be on par with the coupe.

Furthermore the new roadster uses carbon fiber elements on the side strakes, mirror caps and near the taillights. The Vantage Roadster rides on a set of new forged alloy wheels. The interior is comparable with the coupe, with a small exception: the black plastic in the centre console is replaced with glass switches, and a carbon fiber trim is optional.

The open version of the most potent model of the Vantage model range is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 engine coupled with a six-speed manual which transfers the power to the rear wheels. With 517 horsepower and 570nm of torque the Vantage Roadster is able to sprint from standstill to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds and to hit a top speed is 305km/h.

Production of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster will commence by the end of the year. Those interested in this car better hurry, because it will be limited to only 101 units. The official price is still disclosed, but the unconfirmed pricing set by an unnamed British dealer is £150,000 ($235,000 or $187,000). More information will follow this week, so stay tuned!

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