V12 Speedster concept
V12 Speedster concept

V12 Speedster concept

(2020 - 2021)

Each year, AML likes to wow motor show audiences and discerning customers with a special limited edition car but their 2020 offering has had a different launch than usual. All was well with only a few days to go until, following the intervention of the Swiss Government, the Geneva Motor Show was cancelled due to the pandemic. Along with many other manufacturers, the unveil happened during an online event.

V12 Speedster concept

Dr Andy Palmer was joined by the future Executive Chairman of AML, Lawrence Stoll in the Atrium at Gaydon to introduce the new car. 

The Speedster will be powered by the same 5.2 litre twin turbocharged engine as currently fitted to the DBS Superleggera together with the same 8 speed ZF gearbox. With peak power of 700 bhp within what app to be the structure of the AM6 Vantage, the V12 Speedster will be an incredible motor car. Top speed has been limited to 186 mph and 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Especially developed by the Q division, the Speedster has no roof and no windscreen either so special aerodynamic features will direct some of the airflow around and above the occupants heads. Two helmets are supplied and these can be stored in the humps behind each seat.


The example unveiled was in a conceptual specification inspired by the legendary F/A-18 and will be available for customers to order. Born from an exciting new collaboration with Boeing and created by ‘Q by Aston Martin’, this striking livery takes the legendary fighter jet for inspiration and is finished in Skyfall Silver, with contrasting satin black on the exhaust tips, vent grilles and vanes. It is believed that some customers have already chosen this spec and others are going for  something inspired by the 1959 Le Mans winning DBR1. But of course, Q will be happy to paint a Speedster in any colour at all. Only 88 production cars are scheduled to be built with deliveries expected during Q1 of 2021.

Although the Speedster is a new style for a road going Aston Martin, it is a spiritual successor to both the 2003 DBAR1 Roadster and the 2013 CC-100 Concept. 

  • Engine:
    • 5.2-litre, Twin-Turbo V12 engine, with a peak output of 700hp [1] and 753Nm [1] of torque.
    • Front mid-mounted, all alloy, quad cam 48-valve engine.
  • Transmission:
    • ZF 8-Speed automatic transmission
    • Limited-slip differential driving the rear wheels.
  • Performance:
    • Top speed limited to 186 mph
    • 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds