2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster - Car and Driver

Bulging in the right places, this is Aston’s smallest sports car—and while the V-8 models are also the least-expensive Astons, it doesn’t matter once you’re behind the wheel. The V-8 Vantage S also makes 430 hp. A six-speed manual is standard on V-8s. a seven-speed automated manual is optional. Official Photos and Info – 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Aston Martin may have big plans for its future models, but apparently those crafty Brits haven’t finished proliferating their current crop of speedy sexpots. This latest variation on the Aston Martin theme, the 2015 V12 Vantage S roadster, is a particularly savory one that combines the relentless speed of the V12 Vantage S, which we drove last fall , with the exuberant open-air romance that is innate... The naturally aspirated V-12 makes the same 565 hp at 6750 rpm and 457 lb-ft of torque at 5750 revs in both body styles, and it likewise comes mated solely to Aston’s third-generation seven-speed automated manual, dubbed Sportshift III. The engine provides considerably more scoot than the non-S V12 Vantage roadster that Aston introduced for 2013 , which produced “just” 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. According to Aston Martin, the little two-seater requires a mere 3. 9 seconds to hit 60 mph from a stop, 0. 1 second longer than the coupe and 0. 3 second quicker than its manual-only predecessor, making it the quickest series-production Aston... Source: www.caranddriver.com