Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototype Hits The Road In Matte Black

Firstly unveiled at the beginning of March, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster is moving to the next stage of its development, the all-important road testing.

Aston Martin V12 Speedster

Described by Aston Martin as an “uncompromising, visceral two-seater”, the V12 Speedster will be limited to 88 examples worldwide when deliveries start early next year. The radical roadster has taken Q by Aston Martin just 12 months to get from the conception to production of the first prototype.

The car mixes Aston Martin Vantage and DBS Superleggera underpinnings within a bespoke bonded aluminum architecture. The automaker did not reveal the curb weight, but taking into account that the body is made almost completely of carbon fiber and it lacks a roof and a windscreen, the V12 Speedster must be very light.

Aston Martin V12 Speedster

Inside, the V12 Speedster has satin chrome structural carbon fiber, saddle leather, chrome, aluminum, and 3D-printed rubber. Instead of a glovebox, it has a removable leather bag in front of the passenger, and more luggage storage is found under the cowls.

Power comes from the automaker’s 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12, tuned here to deliver 710 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. With so much oomph, Aston Martin promises the V12 Speedster can launch from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out at an electronically limited 186 mph.

Aston Martin V12 Speedster

As if the V12 Speedster wasn’t unique enough, it also features standard 21-inch forged center lock wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, and a bespoke exhaust system. Prices start from £765,000 ($986,800) in the UK, though it’s unclear how many of the 88 units are still available.

Source: carscoops

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