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Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster is a one-of-a-kind V12 convertible

Aston Martin has revealed the Vantage GT12 Roadster, a special commission made for a customer by its Q by Aston Martin department.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster is a convertible version of the Vantage GT12 coupe and features the same 595bhp 6.0-litre V12 mated to the same seven-speed Sportshift III as its hard-top brother.

Work has been done to the body beyond losing the roof. For instance, it features new carbon fibre body panels and a unique suspension setup designed to ensure it has the same ‘exceptional handling characteristics’ as the coupe.

A titanium exhaust, stiffer body and a folding fabric roof have also been added, giving the lucky owner maximum access to its glorious V12 soundtrack ─ provided, of course, it doesn’t rain.

The creation of the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster is a significant landmark for the marque because it is the first time a customer has been able to utilise its full design and engineering capabilities, paving the way for future projects of a similar ilk.

Aston Martin CEO and president Dr Andy Palmer said: “The Vantage GT12 Roadster is a hugely exciting project. Not just because it’s sensational to look at, but because it vividly demonstrates the expanded capabilities of Q by Aston Martin.

“By incorporating the exceptional engineering capabilities of Aston Martin Advanced Operations within the Q by Aston Martin bespoke commissioning service we have a truly formidable creative team.”

Vice president and chief special operations officer David King added: “The GT12 Roadster is the first project to combine all of those skill sets in one magnificent car. In just nine-months we took a customer’s dream and realised it, with a fully-formed, exactingly engineered and fully road-legal one-off. That is the essence of the Q by Aston Martin service”.

Sadly Aston Martin neglected to mention a price, but this is one hell of a custom job so expect a significant premium on the £250,000 GT12 coupe.

Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster pictures

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