Aston Martin has released a set of stunning new images of its V12 Speedster prototype in action. The company was originally set to unveil the exclusive model at the Geneva Motor Show this March, but when the event was cancelled it opted for a low key introduction at the marque’s headquarters in Gaydon instead. Now half a year later, the development of the V12 Speedster has advanced to the early testing stages.
Created by Q by Aston Martin – the automaker’s bespoke customisation division – the V12 Speedster has been designed for the more hardcore driving enthusiasts, as it has no roof or windscreen. Its lightweight, matte black body is underpinned by a chassis that combines elements from both the Vantage and DBS Superleggera and draws inspiration from the brand’s racing history and aeronautical design.
The V12 Speedster is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine generating 700hp and 753 Nm of torque. Accelerating to 100 km/h only takes a breezy 3.5 seconds, with its top speed set at 300 km/h. The V12 engine is paired with a ZF 8-Speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels, while a special stainless steel exhaust system should provide some impressive sound effects while driving.
Just 88 examples of this exceptional machine will be produced, with deliveries set for 2021.