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2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster prototype revealed

Development of the million-dollar Aston Martin V12 Vantage Speedster is currently under way, and it looks to be very similar to the concept.

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Derek Fung
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Aston Martin’s limited-edition V12 Speedster is going full steam through development even as the company faces a gloomy financial outlook.

Based on a platform that mixes Vantage and DBS Superleggera components, the Speedster is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 cranking out 522kW of power and 752Nm of torque to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

According to Aston Martin, the car is good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 300km/h.

The production car will ride on adaptive dampers and 21-inch wheels with centre-locking hubs. There’s also a centre-mounted exhaust and a set of large carbon ceramic disc brakes.

Design-wise, the pre-production prototype looks to be very true to the concept with only a few changes towards the top of the body.

The shoulder line now fades away around the trailing edge of the doors, and the surfaces near where the double-bubble farings meet the rear deck are smoother and simpler.

2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster prototype revealed

When the concept was launched in March, the company planned on making 88 V12 Speedsters with a price starting from £765,000 ($1.4 million) in the UK.

Deliveries were initially slated to begin during the first quarter of 2021, but things may be delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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