2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
$200,000 - $240,000
RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 6 - 7 MARCH 2020 - Offered on Friday
- Showing just 330 miles from new
- One of 100 examples delivered to the US
- Finished in the exotic color combination of China Gray over Spicy Red
- Equipped with the highly desirable seven-speed manual transmission
What could be better than hitting a top speed of nearly 200 mph in a drop-dead gorgeous coupe? Maybe doing so without the top. Aston Martin’s fastest-ever convertible, the V12 Vantage S roadster is as equally powerful, luxurious, and sporting as its fixed-head sibling and arguably much more exciting.
Announced in 2014, the V12 Vantage S roadster is loaded with sporting features. On the outside, the carbon-fiber grille and bonnet vents—optioned in the car presented here in subtle black mesh—serve to maximize airflow to the engine. As on the coupe, it features pronounced bonnet louvers and flared wheel arches, all of which serve to underscore the roadster’s sporting capabilities. Inside, Aston Martin’s luxurious pedigree reigns supreme. The roadster offered here is kitted out in a stunning two-tone Black and Spicy Red leather, with black Aston Martin wings embroidered on the headrests.
Mechanically, Aston Martin’s well-tuned V-12 engine produces an astounding output of 565 bhp, with a top speed of 201 mph with the roof up and nearing that with it down. With a 0–60 mph acceleration of 3.9 seconds, the performance is exceptional. Until 2017, however, the Vantage was only available with a paddle-shift transmission. Offered on this example is the upgraded seven-speed manual transmission, built with a dogleg first gear—just an extra detail that makes this Aston Martin that much more special. For serious drivers who want to feel connected with their car, this is the enthusiast’s ideal Aston Martin.
With mere delivery mileage and finished in an incredible and unusual color scheme, this manual V12 Vantage S roadster won’t be around for long.