Aston Martin teases limited-edition V12 Speedster

The two-seater open cockpit V12 Speedster honours Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1 and CC100 Speedster centenary concept car, and is strictly limited to 88 units worldwide.

The V12 Speedster was created by in-house bespoke service Q by Aston Martin, with the end goal of combining an authentic, driver-oriented sports car with the use of cutting-edge motorsport and aviation technology to deliver a stunning, two-seat, enthusiast driving machine.

Power will come courtesy of a 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbo engine producing 522kW and 700Nm – which is just slightly less than the current DBS Superleggera (533kW and 900Nm), but still up on power against the current DB11 that produces 447kW (but does match its 700Nm torque figure). Offering a some serious performance with a thrilling V12 soundtrack to match, the engine is mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission mounted towards the rear of the car.

“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 Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO.

Order books are now open for the 88 hand built V12 Speedsters, with deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021.

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