The Aston Martin Vantage GT12 is the most track-focused supercar currently on offer by the British automaker. For that reason, it wouldn’t make much sense to rid the car of its roof, but that’s exactly what one Aston customer has done via the automaker’s ‘Q’ personalization division.
The standard hardtop GT12 was unveiled last year, sporting light carbon fiber bodywork, GT3 racing-style aerodynamic components, a wider front and rear track and huge Michelin Pilot Super Sports tyres. This roadster variant offers the same equipment – but with all the headroom the world has to offer.
Under the hood is the same 595 horsepower, 461 lb-ft 6.0-litre V12 engine, which is mated to Aston’s single-clutch seven-speed gearbox. A titanium exhaust system lets the rather vocal V12 engine sing and is equipped with butterfly valves that automatically open past 4,000 RPM.
The Vantage Roadster’s chassis is a bit wobblier than the coupe’s, which has been accounted for with a further revised suspension setup. Apart from this and the addition of a retractable soft top, the Vantage GT12 roadster is almost identical to the standard car.
Just one Vantage GT12 Roadster will be made, and it’s not been announced what the lucky owner paid for it. The standard GT12 isn’t a cheap proposition at £250,000, however.