Unleashing the predator

Unleashing the predator

Launched in Bangkok last week, the Aston Martin Vantage Roadster is without a doubt a beautiful sports coupe with predator characteristics. This convertible model amplifies Aston's emotional appeal and delivers a compelling blend of potent performance.

A scintillating open-top two-seater, powered by AMG's 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS/685Nm V8 engine and mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, the Vantage Roadster accelerates from 0-100kph in just 3.8sec and is capable of 306kph with the roof raised. Its weight has increased by just 60kg compared to the Coupe thanks to a new, lighter Z-fold roof mechanism and has optimised exterior and chassis revisions throughout.

Newly designed shear panels and chassis components retain their strong dynamic ability and sporting character. With Adaptive Damping, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Torque Vectoring and Electronic Rear Differential, the Roadster benefits from specific dynamic refinement. This includes a bespoke tune for the rear dampers, Adaptive Damping System software and ESP calibration.

Sport, Sport+ and Track powertrain modes offer the ability to increase the car's overall responsiveness with pace and cornering performance.

The design of the body is very much its own. The tautly tailored fabric hood features a compact powered Z-fold mechanism that ensures rapid operation (lowered in 6.7sec or raised in 6.8sec at speeds of up to 50kph). The roof mechanism of the Vantage Roadster is the fastest around.

An impressively low stack height creates a seamless rear profile with minimal impact on the Roadster's luggage space. With a boot capacity of 200 litres, it is possible to stow a full-sized golf bag and accessories.

The introduction of the Vantage Roadster saw a range of new options introduced across the range -- making the company's iconic vane grille available on both Coupe and Roadster an alternative to the track-inspired hunter grille featured on the Coupe from its launch in 2018. It has also introduced a new range of optional alloy wheel designs in a choice of finishes.

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