Aston has released these four initial images of the engineering prototype ahead of the car’s launch next year, in order to showcase how pretty the little Aston will look. Job done, we’d proffer.
No technical details have been released, but a cursory glance over the images reveals that the new Vantage Roadster will feature a folding fabric roof, which one assumes can be raised and lowered in some seconds. Further revelations we can add include the addition of an entire Aston Martin body, some wheels, doors, lights, and maybe even wipers.
Underneath? The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 Aston uses for the regular Vantage coupe, which is sourced from AMG and currently produces 503hp. It also has the capacity to accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.6secs, so we’d expect a tiny time penalty for the Roadster. But speed isn’t everything, of course.
Price? No idea, friend. But again, a premium over the Coupe is to be expected, so in excess of £120k (around P7.7 million) is what you’re aiming for. The Vantage is a good, pointy little thing too—here’s hoping Aston can continue that run of form for the soft-top.
More as we have it…
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.