• Sep 15, 2006

Aston Martin is expected to take the wraps of its newest convertible model at the LA Motor Show in November, but spy photographers are managing to snap a few early. These images show what appears to be a production-ready model without body-cladding or camouflage of any sort.

Comparing the car in the image with its successful tin-roof counterpart, Aston seems to have done an exceptional job crafting a convertible roof that maintains the car's sleek, muscular lines. Aside from the folding cloth roof, all other mechanicals are expected to carry over from the coupe on which it's based. The Vantage's 4.3-liter V8 should drive the roadster to sixty in about five seconds.

Based on Aston's traditional nomenclature, we could expect the drop-top to be labeled either "V8 Volanté" or "V8 Vantage Volanté", though others suggest "V8 Roadster" will be used instead. Meanwhile rearward visibility with the top up, through only a small rear window, is bound to be at a disadVantage.

[Source: Auto Express]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Those photos are NOT taken in the US. Look at the cars in the background.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Auto Express article said the car was photographed in the US. Anybody read it?
      • 8 Years Ago
      By the way, did I mention I'll take it in red, but I want the camel top and interior???
      • 8 Years Ago
      The article indicated that ir was being INTRODUCED in LA, not that the photos were taken there. It actually looks like one of the remote areas just off of the 'ring in Germany. Probably there for last minute shakedown before production ramps up.