The Drop Top Vantage Can’t Come Soon Enough
We love the Aston Martin Vantage and the upcoming Vantage Roadster should be just as awesome. It’s still unclear when exactly the Vantage Roadster will break cover, but according to the chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, all the work on the car is done. That means it will come very soon, indeed.
Reichman sat down with Car Advice to chat about the car and let slip that all the work on the vehicle is already done. “They’re going through some of the final testing, [but] the car’s all done,” he told the publication. He also said that Aston Martin would debut the car later this year, specifically late in the year.
The Vantage Roadster will be more or less the same to the coupe but obviously with a drop top. The powertrain and most of the car’s performance bits will likely be the same. Reichman didn’t say much more about the car other than the fact that it was finished and more or less ready to go.
Car Advice asked him about whether or not a V12 would be added to the Vantage lineup with the addition of the roadster. He did not say whether or not Aston had plans to add a 12-cylinder engine. That would mean the Vantage Roadster would get the 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 that’s currently in the car. That would make the most sense for the company, too because it has the powertrain already installed on the coupe model.