Autocar has spy shots of a rather muddy version of Aston Martin's upcoming V8 roadster snapped during testing in the English countryside.

Bucking the recent hardtop convertible trend, the newest Aston Martin has a soft top, borrowing the deployment mechanism from the DB9 Roadster.

Like most convertible versions, the Aston Martin looks to be more attractive with the top down (after all, isn't that the whole point?). Expect performance to suffer slightly due to the added weight of the roof mechanicals and structural reinforcements employed to compensate for the missing roof, but otherwise the car is said to be identical to its hard-top sibling.

Open-air motoring will add about $18,000 to the price of the standard model.

[Source: Autocar]

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