THE first local example of the new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, unveiled in the UK in February of this year, has arrived in Australia to begin a national tour of local showrooms, with Sydneysiders the first to see it.
Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, this convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability.
“We are thrilled to officially unveil our new Vantage Roadster in Australia. This special variant takes all the magnificent features our customers enjoy from Vantage to the next level, truly bringing the senses to life,” Aston Martin APAC president Patrik Nilsson said.
“The model is designed for those seeking the precise, agile and expressive handling dynamics of Vantage, as well as the added thrill of driving a great-sounding sports car with the roof down,” he added.
“We have continued to see significant interest from Australian customers for our open-top Aston Martin models, and we are therefore anticipating strong local appeal for this new addition to the range.”
Testament to the uncompromising design, engineering and execution of this scintillating open-top two-seater, the Vantage Roadster shares the Vantage Coupe’s absolute commitment to driving thrills.
Powered by Aston Martin’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo 375kW/685Nm V8 engine and mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, the Vantage Roadster accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds, and is capable of 306km/h with the roof raised.
While the Roadster mirrors the Coupe’s exceptional tactility, pace and cornering performance, the design of the body is very much its own.
The tautly tailored fabric hood features a compact powered Z-fold mechanism that ensures rapid operation (lowered in 6.7 or raised in 6.8 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h).
In fact, the roof of the Vantage Roadster has the fastest full operating cycle of any automatic automotive convertible system.
It’s a historic year for the Vantage, as 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the iconic nameplate. The moniker proudly sits on more than a third of all the sports cars ever meticulously handcrafted by the luxury British brand.
Spanning seven decades and covering some of the company’s most revered sports cars, the Vantage family forms a crucial part of the ever-evolving Aston Martin story.
It expands with the addition of the Roadster, alongside the manual and automatic Coupe variants. The Vantage Roadster is priced from $314,635 plus on roads, with first local deliveries set to commence during Q1 2021.