Aston Martin has just confirmed the production of their limited-edition V12 Speedster that will make its global debut later this year.
Gaydon’s offering isn’t a marketplace standalone but rather the latest addition to the super-rarified and ultra-expensive circle of hypercars without a windscreen and roof. A few examples come to mind such as the Lamborghini Aventador J, Ferrari Monza SP1/2 and the recently launched McLaren Elva.
The Aston Martin Speedster will undoubtedly be an exclusive model as only 88 units will be produced. In comparison, Ferrari will produce less than 500 units of the SP1/2 while the McLaren Elva will spawn 399 examples.
“The 88 enthusiast drivers and collectors who secure the keys to these cars can be confident that in doing so, they are also securing an iconic new piece of Aston Martin history” said Dr. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO.
Aston Martin has handed the job of producing the V12 Speedster to Q by Aston Martin which is their in-house bespoke division, as they call it. They’re promising their customers a “driver-oriented sports car with the use of cutting-edge motorsport and aviation technology to deliver a stunning, two-seat, enthusiast driving machine”.
It’s no wonder Gaydon is giving the Speedster its new 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 powerplant. The 515kW and 700Nm engine will be mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission that’s mounted toward the rear of the car for better weight distribution. This combination should keep things interesting.
In terms of design, the marque says the upcoming V12 Speedster will feature cues from the race-winning 1959 DBR1 and the centenary CC100 Speedster Concept from 2013.
Aston Martin has yet to release the price for the Speedster but has said the orders books are already open with deliveries slated for the first quarter of 2021. Watch this space.