The totally unique GT12 Roadster is based on a regular V12 Vantage S Roadster chassis but with many unique carbon-fibre body panels, a unique suspension set up, seven-speed Sportshift III paddle-shift transmission mated to the most powerful version of the brand’s 5.9 litre normally aspirated V12 engine. The Roadster has not been endowed with the rather large rear wing of the coupe.
The Vantage GT12 Roadster is actually a significant landmark, as it has been the first time a customer has been able to call upon the full scope of Aston Martin’s design and engineering capabilities as part of the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ bespoke commission service. Initially offered as a means of providing fully personalised colour and trim combinations, the service has been continually expanded. With the incorporation of Aston Martin Advanced Operations – the team responsible for the original Vantage GT12 Coupe, along with low volume in-house projects such as the Vulcan, Lagonda Taraf and One-77 – customers are now able commission highly ambitious full-scale design and engineering projects.
Naturally being a product of Q by Aston Martin, the Roadster also features bespoke paint and trim, Hammerhead Silver coachwork with Bitter Chocolate interior.
A week following the Goodwood FoS, the Roadster made just one more public appearance at the Burghley House Festival of Aston Martin before being delivered to the new owner in mainland Europe.