From British coachmaker Aston Martin comes their latest creation — the V12 Vantage Roadster. It takes their widely popular coupe and rips the top while adding some fine touches along the way. The roadster will be powered by the same 6.0 liter V12 that’s in the coupe, delivering 510 horsepower and 470 lb./ft. of torque to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The roadster also gets a revised read decklid spoiler, a redesigned front air gurney and an enhanced suspension as well. Look for carbon fiber detailing on the outside alongside a few blacked-out elements and newly designed wheels. Reports say only 101 V12 Vantage Roadsters will be made.
The 2010 Aston Martin Vantage has gotten some much-welcomed enhancements courtesy of U.S. based tuner Elite. They’ve released the final concept images of their new 2010 Aston Martin LMV/R (Le Mans Vantage Racer), which is lighter and more aggressive than the stock Vantage. The carbon fiber body kit consists of a new front bumper, visible carbon canards, a carbon front splitter, hood, 2-inch wider fenders, side skirts, rear quarter panel extensions – also 2-inches wider, a carbon trunk lid with visible carbon rear wing and a rear bumper with carbon diffuser.
Elite says the car takes much influence from the Ferrari Scuderia and Stradale and Lamborghini Superleggera. Like these beauties, the LMV/R will be very rare as well, with only 30 examples being produced and sold on the international market. All will be produced in Florida with a price tag of $173,000 plus the cost of the Vantage.
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