At last, the official V12 Vantage Roadster press release from Aston Martin

More than a week later than expected, but it’s here, the official press release from Aston Martin about the V12 Vantage Roadster. The full text is at the bottom of this post, but really, there’s nothing new here. It’s the exact same information that I already published on Monday last week.

But they did release new photos of the V12 Vantage Roadster. And not surprisingly, these new pics are showing the same “V12 AML” car that was spotted in London this weekend.
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More photos of the white V12 Vantage Roadster in London

Last Saturday, I already posted about the white V12 Vantage Roadster that was spotted in London by Alex Penfold. At the time, only one photo was available on his Flickr and Facebook page. But in the meantime, more photos have appeared on

I contacted Alex, asking whether I could also post these photos here and he gave me permission to do so.

These new pics really show the beauty of the open-top V12 Vantage, but also the peculiar specification of this particular specimen. Let’s take a look:
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Sill plaque #002 is in the pocket!

Just got confirmation from Aston Martin Lagonda that my V12 Vantage Roadster is going to be #002 of 101!
How cool is that 🙂

Also, they reported that my “Allocation Date” ( = start of production ) is October 13, 2012. Which probably means my Roadster is going to be one of the first cars built.

The early production date also means I have only 10 days left for the final specification. Ouch… Going to visit my dealer tomorrow to do a first round of specifying.
I already know it’s going to be Cobalt Blue, with lots of carbon and black.

Going viral

Wow, that was fun! Yesterday’s post with the full details and first pictures about the V12 Vantage Roadster went viral all over the internet!
First dutch car blog picked it up, then and dutch newspaper Soon car related sites all over Europe starting taking over the news and pictures. Later in the day, after posted the photos, it exploded all over the world. Today still more and more sites are replicating the big news 🙂
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Dec 2011 – Ulrich Bez says the V12 Roadster is coming in 2012

In December last year, automotive sites all over the world suddenly came with V12 Vantage Roadster news, most sites pointing to as the source. claims that mr. Aston Martin himself, dr. Ulrich Bez, confirmed to “one of their representatives” that the V12 Vantage Roadster would be introduced in 2012. The convertible edition of the V12 Vantage would feature a 6.0 liter V12 engine delivering 510 bhp, 570 Nm of torque and a top speed of 305 km/h, similar to it’s coupe brother. Continue reading

October 2011 – She’s got the looks: V8 Vantage S Roadster

Another year goes by. No sign of an Aston V12 Roadster, no announcements from Gaydon, no news, no spy shots, no rumors even.

But then something special appeared in my dealer’s showroom: a used (ex press car) V8 Vantage S Roadster. As usual with press cars, it was beautifully spec’d and full option: Stratus White with a dark-blue rag top and a dark blue / piano black interior, blue stitching, B&O system, the works…
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September 2010 – can’t resist any longer -> my red V12 Vantage

Fast forward to mid 2010.
Still no V12 Vantage Roadster.

I was visiting my Aston Martin dealer and found they had a new V12 Vantage in their showroom, in freaking Fire Red! Ouch.

To my defense, I was able to resist buying it for 3 whole months. But then I caved…
And I have never regretted it. I still own and love this powerful beauty.

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