Well, it's about time. Just like how the Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe became the V12 Vantage coupe, a similar treatment is now being done to the company's smallest droptop. And thanks to the magic of the Interwebs, a smattering of details and photos of this, the V12 Vantage Roadster, have leaked out early.

Just like the coupe, the roadster will be powered by Aston's infamous 6.0-liter V12, good for 510 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, all of which will be sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. According to reports, the roadster has been given a revised rear decklid spoiler, a redesigned front air gurney and enhancements to the suspension in order to make it just as dynamically pleasing as its hardtop kin.

Other V12 Roadster-specific changes include a healthy dose of carbon fiber on the mirror caps, center stack and gearshift surround, as well as blacked-out elements to the exterior, newly designed wheels and glass switches inside the cabin. Only 101 of the twelve-cylinder roadsters are reportedly being made (at least, that's what the leaked photo of the sill plaque tells us), with the cars likely going on sale in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned for more details.

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      Tom Biddlecombe
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOVE that a manual transmission is offered.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still think the vents in the hood ruin the otherwise absolutely stunning styling, and would therefore take the V8 version over this any day.
        Alwin Hoogerdijk
        • 3 Years Ago
        Really? You would pass on the V12 Vantage's awesome V12 engine, tighter suspension, better steering and overall much more fun to drive... just because you don't like the vents in the hood? Come on, go drive a V8 Vantage, then a V12 Vantage, then tell me you would prefer the V8... Personally, I don't see the problem with the carbon vents, I like how they make the car look more brutal. But even if you don't like em, you can just get them painted in the car's color..
      • 3 Years Ago
      420 lb/ft of torque........get your **** together AB!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's 420 lb-ft. Get you **** together Schadenfreude.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That Fusion convertible sure looks really nice. ;)
      Ben Lee
      • 3 Years Ago
      altogether now. Yawnnnn.... same old crap.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks the same as the previous one...that looked the same as the previous one??!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone else think Aston Martin's v12 is a little stale? The numbers no longer impress like they used to...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess it's the week to release your fancy roofless sportscar. I can post this at least two more times today.
      • 3 Years Ago
      infamous v12?
      • 3 Years Ago
      NOt sure if this has be noted? But, they are not releasing the car in North America
      • 3 Years Ago
      Typical Aston good looks. I actually quite like the color. And I like it more as a vert too, strangely. Make mine a manual.....
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