The new V12 Speedster is an “uncompromising, visceral two-seater” from Aston Martin. Limited to 88 examples and with deliveries due in early 2021, it’s priced at £765,000 and available to order now.
The roofless, windscreenless V12 Speedster was created by the Q by Aston Martin bespoke division and was taken from conception to production in just 12 months.
Using a bonded aluminium architecture, it’s built on a mixture of DBS Superleggera and Vantage underpinnings to create a bespoke platform. The bodywork, described by Aston Martin as “inspired by fighter jets as much as it is by our history”, is constructed almost entirely from carbonfibre and shown first in a livery reflecting the F-18 Hornet aircraft.
Its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 puts out an estimated 690bhp and 555lb ft, giving it a 0-62mph time of 3.5sec and a governed top speed of 186mph. Aston has also created a bespoke exhaust system to give a “rousing” soundtrack.