May 2012 rumors : Aston will make 100 units of the V12 Vantage Roadster?

No official news yet, but rumors about a possible V12 Vantage Roadster are popping up on the underbelly of the interwebs: the car nut forums and blogs.

On the same day, May 21, “V12 Vantage Roadster” related posts appeared on two different car forums and one car blog:

The story is roughly the same in all 3 places, apparently “confirmed by AM HQ officials”:

  • Aston Martin is going to produce a very limited run of the V12 Vantage Roadster, probably limited to 100 units.
  • It’s going to have a 6-speed manual gearbox, just like the V12 Vantage coupe.
  • The engine will be the current 517PS engine, also from the regular V12 Vantage.
  • ETA of the V12 Roadster is 2013.

Wow, imagine this beast in an open top car, controlled by an old-skool manual gearbox:

In the meantime, I have indeed received more V12 Roadster news from my local Aston Martin dealership, but I am not allowed to disclose more details at this moment. Sorry!

More news next week!

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