V12 Vantage Roadster Confirmed

V12 Vantage Roadster Confirmed

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Grant3

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3,606 posts

220 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Just to say the long rumoured V12 Vantage Roadster is about to be made "official" ... get your order in now thumbup. No further details or exact pricing as yet, but I'm sure they will be unveiled shortly - with delivery expected in early 2013.

Jockman

17,306 posts

125 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Fantastic news - yet another car I can't afford smile

George H

14,523 posts

129 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Please have a sportshift gearbox and painted bonnet vents cloud9

michael gould

5,691 posts

206 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Jockman said:
Fantastic news - yet another car I can't afford smile
well work harder and drink cheaper wine smile

Jockman

17,306 posts

125 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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michael gould said:
well work harder and drink cheaper wine smile
Fair Dinkum smile

yeti

10,523 posts

240 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Been a weird one this... so obvious they had to make it, but a lot of people, including Aston workers thought they wouldn't - chatted to a few of them at Le Mans last year.

Has there ever been an easier way to cash in - use the V8VSR bodyshell and V12V running gear and the car is already made! I bet it won't have the new 570bhp unit, likely the be the 510bhp V12V engine do we think?

George, the vents can be painted very easily so who cares!

Jockman

17,306 posts

125 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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yeti said:
...I bet it won't have the new 570bhp unit, likely the be the 510bhp V12V engine do we think?
Me thinks you are correct smile

George H

14,523 posts

129 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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yeti said:
George, the vents can be painted very easily so who cares!
Yes but the gearbox can't be converted so easily smile

I won't be able to afford a new one so it doesn't matter anyway hehe

Rex Racer

340 posts

119 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Grant3 said:
Just to say the long rumoured V12 Vantage Roadster is about to be made "official" ... get your order in now thumbup. No further details or exact pricing as yet, but I'm sure they will be unveiled shortly - with delivery expected in early 2013.
Where is this coming from Grant? We've heard a lot of rumors, including the one about the great reveal at Geneva, which never happened.

CPBRI

392 posts

114 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Would be great to hear that V12 roar with the top down!

Pugsey

5,811 posts

179 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Grant3 said:
Just to say the long rumoured V12 Vantage Roadster is about to be made "official" ... get your order in now thumbup. No further details or exact pricing as yet, but I'm sure they will be unveiled shortly - with delivery expected in early 2013.
Hi G. Hope you're well? Had my order in for blooming years! Is the patience about to pay off I wonder. A recent coffee and chat at AM HQ would suggest you're right. G/F (who currently has V12Coupe) has had order in for a long time too. Wonder if they'll make a premium................


Edited by Pugsey on Monday 21st May 15:38

yeti

10,523 posts

240 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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CPBRI said:
Would be great to hear that V12 roar with the top down!
DB9/DBS Volante? biggrin

Works for me!

The Pits

4,289 posts

205 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Yes I'd love one like a lot of people here.

But it's got to be at least £150k new so I won't be getting one.

For those that can stretch to it, it's going to be a very special car.

WantanewV12V

580 posts

167 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Jockman said:
Me thinks you are correct smile
I am in the final throws of a holiday and just checking on flight times home tomorrow but couldn't resist a quick peek at PH. Where did 570 come from (even the zagato has 510 and during the recent factory trip the AM people did not bat an eyelid when I suggested that they should have released the zagato with more power that the v12v). They also were again definite in that a roadster was not on the cards. Have things really changed that quickly, if so the holiday was even better than I imagined. Personally still prefer a coupe to a roadster but can understand the clamour for one.

yeti

10,523 posts

240 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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WantanewV12V said:
Where did 570 come from (even the zagato has 510
The VH310's power plant with knock sensors allegedly has 573bhp (from memory).

KarlFranz

2,008 posts

235 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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George H said:
Please have a sportshift gearbox and painted bonnet vents cloud9
Please have a manual gearbox and carbon vents!

Ah, what do I care, I prolly wouldn't get a roadster anyway. Gotta save my pennies for a manual gearbox VH310 coupe in magma red or lightning sliver. biggrin

CPBRI

392 posts

114 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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yeti said:
DB9/DBS Volante? biggrin

Works for me!
tongue out

Ed50

2,523 posts

146 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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So as I hinted weeks ago the DEAD HORSE many thought was being flogged had indeed got life still in it.

Got asked jokingly if I wanted to order one by the very heady heights a while back so I presumed it would be a goer,I think the Pits
will be on the money at circa 150k and I would expect a low volume run in the 100's rather than 1000's.

That said the V12V was marketed to be a limited run but that seemed to fade as new markets opened there arms to embrace
the beast.

I'd take a stab at a paddle shift being available along the S lines which sounds sorted, well focused and probably great fun to drive.

So all we need now is confirmation of the rumour, a friendly Bank Manager and most importantly an understanding wife.

Mako V12V

3,135 posts

179 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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CPBRI said:
Would be great to hear that V12 roar with the top down!
I just drive around with my hatch open....you get almost identical results as a Roadster! biggrin

paddy328

2,829 posts

150 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Can I just say I TOLD YOU THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE IT! Lol

But did anyone listen? Nope.