Aston Martin, which can handle 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds with a V12 twin turbo that exerts 700hp, has just announced its limited model “V12 Speedster”, which will be manufactured in 88 units, at its headquarters in Gaydon, UK. Price start from £765,000 or $939,000, with delivery to customers starting in the first quarter of 2021.
The V12 Speedster, created by the company’s personalization program division “Q by Aston Martin,” is a true driver’s car and designed inspired by Aston Martin’s rich racing history as well as aircraft design.
The specially designed body that makes extensive use of carbon fiber is related to the DBR1, ”which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, and the CC100 Speedster’,’ manufactured in 2013 to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary. At the same time, the new Speedster concept is expressed, inspired not only by the company’s historic models, but also by the latest jet fighter “F / A-18”. The Skyfall Silver’s paint color is also based on the “F / A-18”.
Aston Martin’s design director, Miles Nurnberger, adds: “No roof, no screen, huge engine and low wide shoulders, two humps, overwhelmingly emotional styling with a spine-like shape separating the driver and passenger. Low, but light, The rear end, the bold front grille, the distinctive headlights and the bonnet design elements called “Nostrils” create stunning contrasts.”
The front grille and front fender air outlets are painted in matte black, giving the exterior a tight impression. This dark theme color is also reflected in the interior, including satin dark chrome, machined aluminum, black leather, black technical textiles, black carpet, and Vivid Red doorsill with the Aston Martin logo engraved. It is a tailor-made concept.
The engine mound at the front is a 5.2LV 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine with 700hp / 753Nm. The ZF 8-speed AT and rear axle are combined with a limited slip differential to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds. The top speed is said to be 300km/h.
The brake is made of carbon ceramic as standard, and the disc diameter is 410mm at the front and 360mm at the rear. The alloy wheels are forged 21 inches and have a central locking mechanism.
The platform employs the company’s latest bonded aluminum construction, with elements from DBS Superleggera and Vantage. Front: Double wishbone, rear: Multi-link suspension has an adaptive damping mechanism in the damper, and has three modes: “Sport”, “Sport +”, and “Track”.
Andy Palmer, President and Group CEO of the company, introduced the model as follows: “Aston Martin is committed to delivering unique and special models. The V12 Speedster perfectly represents this commitment. 88 hand-built cars will be the enthusiast and collector’s target, and personally, I am thrilled with its iconic presence beyond what the V12 Speedster offers drivers. It not only embodies innovation and ambition, but also expresses Aston Martin’s glorious history.”