British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled the Vantage GT12 Roadster, a stunning one-off model customized specifically to the needs and wants of a single customer.
The ultra-limited car was commissioned from Aston’s Q division service and, as its name suggests, combines the highly powerful, track-focused features fitted to last year’s GT12 Vantage with an open-top roadster body. It has a 595 HP version of the brand’s familiar, rip-roaring V-12 engine, and was fitted with a single-clutch automated Sportshift gearbox. Like the GT12 Coupe, the Roadster’s bodywork boasts shiny carbon composites, a magnesium intake manifold and a titanium exhaust system.
It’s proof that Aston’s Q division bespoke service has expanded from its original remit of allowing customers to personalize paintwork and tech options, to producing whole design projects from scratch. The Vantage GT12 Roadster shows that if you have deep enough pockets to pay for it, pretty much anything is possible.
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- Source: Car and Driver