Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototype: Extremist mit 700 PS

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Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototype: Extremist mit 700 PS


Only 88 copies will be built from 2021



Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototyp


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Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototyp

World premiere for the Aston Martin V12 Speedster: to be more precise, for a near-series prototype of the extreme roadster. The small series planned for 2021 should bring a lot of money into the cash register. Only 88 copies of the purist model are built.

The Aston Martin V12 Speedster was developed by “Q by Aston Martin” and, according to the manufacturer, is a “truly visceral driver’s car, inspired by both the brand’s rich racing history and aeronautical design.” Oh well. One thing is certain when looking at the prototype: As once with the Renault Sport Spider there is no windshield. Aston Martin does not reveal whether there will be one for an extra charge.

Using Aston Martin’s latest aluminum composite architecture, the V12 Speedster utilizes elements of the DBS Superleggera– and Vantage-Model ranges. There are single-wheel double wishbones at the front and multi-link rear suspension with coil springs and adaptive damping that offers the Sport, Sport + and Track modes.

The V12 Speedster also benefits from standard 21-inch light alloy wheels with forged central locking. Carbon-ceramic brakes in the format 410 mm on the front axle and 360 mm on the rear axle are also part of the standard equipment.



Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototyp


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Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototyp

Above the unique chassis of the V12 Speedster there is a tailor-made body made almost entirely of carbon fiber. Miles Nurnberger, Design Director of Aston Martin Lagonda, says: “With the V12 Speedster, we are taking a step back and drawing inspiration from our past. Everything has been focused and very future-oriented since the DB11 was launched.

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Here, however, we find a different pace. There is a clear ancestry from the Le Mans winner DBR1 in 1959 to our centenary of the CC100 Speedster Concept in 2013. In the middle you can also see a bit of the 1953 DB3S. “

Nurnberger adds: “No roof or window, a big engine. The light, low rear contrasts with the bold, enlarged grille, the unique headlights and the nostril of the bonnet. We haven’t made the nostrils of the bonnet for a long time, but we’ve brought them back. It’s a nice visual trick so we can gain some space for the V12. It creates that iconic-looking vent. “



Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototyp


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Aston Martin V12 Speedster Prototyp

The specification of the interior uses a mix of traditional and modern materials. Structural satin carbon fiber contrasts with traditional, handcrafted saddle leather, chrome, aluminum, and even 3D printed rubber. In front of the passenger there is a detachable leather bag in place of the traditional glove box, while there is additional storage space for luggage under the rear bumpers.

The V12 Speedster as it has now been unveiled was shown in a conceptual specification inspired by the F / A-18 fighter jet. It will be available to customers to order. This eye-catching paint job is the result of a new collaboration with Boeing and was created by the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ branded customization service.

There is “Skyfall Silver” with contrasting satin black on the tailpipes and ventilation grilles. The dark theme is carried over to the interior, with satined dark chrome, machined aluminum, black leather, black textile, black carpets and vibrant red Aston Martin door handles inside.

The V12 Speedster is powered by Aston Martins 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 with a peak output of 700 hp and a torque of 753 Newton meters. The 48-valve, made of light metal, mounted in the front center, is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF and a limited slip differential.

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The V12 Speedster is able to accelerate to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited at 300 km / h. Aston Martin also promises a stronger sonic signature. To achieve this, the engineers have developed a tailor-made stainless steel exhaust system that exits in the center of the diffuser surface at the rear of the vehicle.

Orders for the V12 Speedster are already being accepted. Prices start at 765,000 pounds including VAT, the equivalent of around 840,000 euros. The first deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of 2021.

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