Aston Martin’s lineup for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was interesting enough as it was, what with the new DB11 and the Vulcan. But on the eve of the show they revealed yet another amazing item, a bespoke Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster built by the car maker’s celebrated Q department.
A one-off commissioned by a wealthy customer, Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster mixes the hard-core motorsport driving characteristics of the hardtop GT12 with the joys of alfresco motoring in an open-top Vantage. The dichotomy is what makes this car interesting, and the looks.
Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster serves as an excellent example of what ‘Q by Aston Martin’ is capable of in terms of exclusive design. Not only have they equipped an open-top Vantage with the GT12 to create this one-off, the designers and engineers of Q then set about making this car more exclusive with a bespoke kit, one-off trim, and a paint work formulated just for this car. It looks absolutely astonishing and we’re certain it is going to spawn many copycats.
Being a GT12 means this unique Aston Martin boasts a 600 horsepower V12 engine backed by a seven-speed Sportshift III paddle-shift transmission. It also means the car benefits from magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system. The price of this little gem has not been revealed.