Aston Martin Vantage Roadster Lowers Roof in 7 Seconds

This is the world’s fastest convertible roof.

Aston Martin's line-up of sports has been supplemented by an open-top version of the Vantage Roadster. The new vehicle has received «the fastest closing roof system in the world».

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Like the coupe, the roadster is equipped with a 4-liter biturbo V8 with a power output of 510 hp and 685 Nm. The performance of the new model is only a tenth of a second worse than that of its sibling: a 0-100 km/h time is 3.8 seconds (in comparison with 3.6 seconds of the coupe). However, we were interested in other figures: a soft top of the Vantage Roadster folds in just 6.7 seconds and raises in 6.8 seconds.

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For comparison, here are some examples of other iconic and modern roadsters: the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder – lowering/raising takes 17 seconds; the Lexus LC 500 Convertible – 15 seconds to lower and 16 seconds to raise; the Aston Martin DB11 Volante – 14/16 seconds; the Ferrari F8 Spider – 14/14 seconds; the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet — 12/12 seconds; the McLaren 720S Spider — 11/11 seconds.

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Besides, both the roadster and the coupe are now available with a Vane-type grille (with slats) instead of a standard Hunter one. Several new wheel designs have been added to the option list.

The new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster costs £126,950 in the UK, which is 12,100 more expensive than the standard coupe. The first customers will start receiving their cars in late spring and early summer.

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