Aston Martin V12 Speedster unveiled

By CARSIFU | 4 March 2020

LONDON: The Aston Martin V12 Speedster has made its global debut, with just 88 examples of this puristic limited-edition model set to hit the road.

Created by luxury British marque’s bespoke customisation service ‘Q by Aston Martin’, the two-seater V12 Speedster is powered by a 5.2-litre, Twin-Turbo V12 engine, with a peak output of 700hp and 753Nm of torque.

Front mid-mounted, the all alloy, quad cam 48-valve engine is mated to a ZF 8-Speed automatic transmission with a limited-slip differential driving the rear wheels.

For the invigorating aural signature, Aston Martin’s engineers have created a bespoke stainless-steel exhaust system exiting centrally into the diffuser surface at the rear of the car for an even more rousing, characterful sound from the drivetrain.

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The V12 Speedster is able to accelerate to 62mph (100km/h) in 3.5 seconds on the way to a limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

Utilising Aston Martin’s latest bonded aluminium architecture, the V12 Speedster utilises elements from both the DBS Superleggera and Vantage model lines to create its own unique platform.

With independent double wishbone front, and multi-link rear suspension with coil springs and adaptive damping offering Sport, Sport+ and Track modes, the V12 Speedster also benefits from standard 21-inch forged centre lock alloy wheels.

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Carbon Ceramic Brakes of 410mm on the front axle and 360mm at the rear are also standard equipment.

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “The 88 hand-built cars will be sought after by driving enthusiasts and collectors alike all around the world. The V12 Speedster not just showcases our incredible engineering capability and ambition, but also celebrating Aston Martin’s rich heritage.”

Orders are now being taken for the V12 Speedster, with pricing starting at 765,000 pounds (RM4.088 million) including VAT and deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021.

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