Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster
(Wednesday 11 July 2012)
According to how you look at these things, Aston Martin has either taken the roof of its V12 Vantage Coupé or fitted its 510bhp six-litre V12 engine to the normally V8-powered Vantage Roadster.
Either way, the new car is here now, offering the highest performance of any convertible Vantage. Its top speed - cautiously described as "predicted" - of 190mph is the same as the V12 Coupé achieves, and a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds is only three tenths off that car's pace.
This also establishes a new record as the most expensive Vantage on offer. The UK list price, before any optional extras are included, is £150,000.