88 models of the Aston Martin V12 Speedster will be created by luxury British marque’s bespoke customization service ‘Q by Aston Martin’. The car is inspired by both the brand’s rich racing history and aeronautical design.
The V12 Speedster uses elements from both the DBS Superleggera and Vantage model lines to create its own unique platform. The car features independent double-wishbone front, multi-link rear suspension with coil springs and adaptive damping that offer Sport, Sport+ and Track modes, standard 21-inch forged center-lock alloy wheels and Carbon Ceramic Brakes of 410mm on the front axle and 360mm at the rear. Over the V12 Speedster’s unique chassis is a bespoke body constructed almost entirely from carbon fiber.
Inside, structural satin carbon fiber is opposed to traditional hand-crafted Saddle Leather, chrome, aluminum and even 3D printed rubber. In front of the passenger is a removable leather bag in place of a traditional glove box.
Unveiled at Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ, the V12 Speedster has been shown in a conceptual specification that is inspired by the legendary F/A-18. Born from an exciting new collaboration with Boeing and created by the brand’s bespoke customization service ‘Q by Aston Martin’, this striking livery is finished in Skyfall Silver, with contrasting satin black on the exhaust tips, vent grilles, and vanes. The dark interior features satin dark chrome, machined aluminum, black leather, black technical textile, black carpets, and vivid red Aston Martin scripted door pulls.
The speedster is powered by 5.2-litre, Twin-Turbo V12 engine, with a peak output of 700hp1 and 753Nm1 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. 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).
Aston Martin is accepting orders for the V12 Speedster, with pricing starting at £765,000 (around $950,000) including VAT and deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021.