2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster revealed
Within the Roadster, the roof itself is new and differs from these of each the earlier Vantage Roadster and present DB11 Volante with the appliance of a simplified Z-fold construction, decreasing weight and complexity.
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Beforehand, the Vantage Roadster’s roof would fold down and nestle beneath a tonneau cowl that might hydraulically open independently of the roof. Now although, the roof’s entrance part really varieties the tonneau cowl, a lot in the identical approach as on a Mazda MX-5. The roof is powered although, and at 6.7sec to decrease, is the quickest powered folding roof mechanism of any automobile on sale proper now. One other benefit of the brand new roof mechanism is its decrease weight, making the Roadster solely 60kg heavier than the coupe.
The opposite huge replace to the Vantage is the adoption of a brand new entrance bumper design, incorporating a extra conventional vaned grille in distinction to the present mannequin’s mesh end. Not solely is the brand new grille design meant to offer a extra refined look, says Aston Martin, but in addition extra strongly reference Aston Martin’s previous in correspondence to the 70th anniversary of the Vantage nameplate.
Underneath the pores and skin, each Vantages utilise the identical AMG-sourced twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 503bhp and 505lb ft of torque. Efficiency figures are largely unchanged between the coupe and Roadster, the latter reaching 60mph in 3.7sec (the coupe will get to 62mph in an equivalent 3.7sec, however Aston Martin has not launched a 0-62mph time for the Roadster to check).
Each coupe and Roadster variations might be out there with the brand new grille end, whereas the coupe can be now out there with the Vantage AMR’s seven-speed guide transmission. Contemporary wheel designs, new color and trim choices and a slight value lower on the entry-level coupe spherical out the modifications, which might be seen within the flesh at this 12 months’s Geneva motor present. Costs will begin at £114,850 for the coupe and £126,950 for the Roadster, with first deliveries of the latter commencing later this 12 months.