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Aston Martin V12 Speedster on the Road

Aston Martin shows off the V12 Speedster on the open road in testing

  • 700 hp, no top, no glass Speedster

  • First official on-road photos of the prototype


Aston Martin is showing off the first prototype of its upcoming V12 Speedster today and by the look of the lid on that test driver, they really are planning on selling the machine with no front glass, no roof, and only the tiniest semblance of a roll hoop.

Sounds good to us.

Renderings of the Aston Martin V12 Speedster were first shown off earlier this year, an “uncompromising” two-seater planned for just 88 examples to ma bade by Q by Aston Martin. The company’s customisation arm.

The car went from idea to prototype in a little over a year, taking bits of the DBS Superleggera and the Vantage models to give it a platform to call its own. Adaptive damping, centre-lock 21-inch wheels, and massive carbon-ceramic binders come standard along with a 700 hp twin-turbo 5.2L V12.

Adding some front glass would make it more road-friendly, and adding a little bit more protection over the driver’s head would make it more track friendly (this top will likely not pass muster on any track day, but we suppose if you can afford this $1.3 million monster you can afford your own track), but what Aston has done here is undeniably cool.

Sure that helmet would likely muss your expensive haircut, and your passenger isn’t likely to appreciate the bug splatter, but that’s largely missing the point of this. Which we assume is to sit in your garage and look amazing.

Scratch that, Aston says that the V12 Speedster is all about raw driving thrills. We can’t vouch for that just yet, but we can certainly tell you that our eyes are getting a thrill from the visuals of this prototype out for a play on a bright and damp fall morning.

 

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