Aston Martin will launch a new open-top Vantage Roadster very soon. A full reveal will take place later this year ahead of the market launch in spring 2020, but until then the car will go through some final testing to ensure it holds up well against strong competition like the Porsche 911 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.
Design features such as the characteristic rear end with its thin LED tallights which follow the line of the ducktail spoiler and the bumpers with their extensions will remain the same with the Coupe, as well as the two-seat interior.
The Vantage features an AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 503 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque and sends that to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. In the coupe version, that setup helps produce a 0-to-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and top out at 195 mph, though of course we’ll have to wait for more from Aston closer to the soft top’s launch. But before that, of course, we’re likely to see the DBX sport-utility vehicle, which is set for a December reveal.
Aston Martin has confirmed the Vantage Roadster will arrive next spring. The coupe starts at just shy of $150,000 before any options. Removing the roof will definitely come at a cost, as is the norm.