If you're a fan of special, limited-edition models, well lucky for you. There's a new limited-run Aston Martin coming very soon. Unlike the British marque’s recent special edition vehicles, however, this one won’t come with a roof or a front windshield. It will also be powered by a V12 under the hood. Care to guess what it’s called? Well, it’s simply named the V12 Speedster.
At the moment, the British marque has only released a teaser photo of the upcoming model. The silhouette is enough to give us an idea as to what the shape of the V12 Speedster will look like. According to Aston, the open-cockpit model is inspired by the Le Mans winning 1959 DBR1 and the 2013 CC100 Speedster Concept built for the company’s centenary.
Apart from its design inspirations, Aston didn’t go into the details about the V12 Speedster styling. This leaves a lot of imagination as to what the model could look like. Other details mentioned include that it will be a product of Q by Aston Martin. Furthermore, it will feature “cutting-edge motorsport and aviation technology”.
As its name implies, the upcoming open-cockpit model will be powered by a V12 engine. Unfortunately, it won’t be naturally aspirated. Instead, it’s a high-performance version of Aston’s twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 now producing 700 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. A ZF eight-speed automatic transmission then sends power to the rear wheels. Aston Martin says they will ensure that the exhaust note is exciting to match the roofless driving experience.
For now, there’s no official date as to when the V12 Speedster will officially debut. But if you’re interested in it, you should probably order yours now as only 88 units will be built globally.
“The V12 Speedster we’re proud to confirm today once again showcases not only this great British brand’s ambition and ingenuity, but also celebrates our rich and unrivalled heritage. The 88 enthusiast drivers and collectors who secure the keys to these cars can be confident that in doing so, they are also securing an iconic new piece of Aston Martin history,” said Dr. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda president, and Group CEO.