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2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster revealed

CarAdvice.com.au logo CarAdvice.com.au 7/10/2019 Derek Fung

a car parked on the side of a road © Provided by Caradvice.com.au Pty Ltd The Aston Martin Vantage Roadster has been revealed in near-production form ahead of its global launch next year. In photos released overnight, the British luxury sports car maker showed off the new convertible with a badge-free body and a matte black wrap. From the firewall forward, the Vantage convertible looks like it will be identical to the coupe. Behind this point there's a new folding soft-top, and a rounder side window shape. The revised rear end is, naturally, all new but sticks with the coupe's tail-light setup, exaggerated rear diffuser design and overall styling. a car parked on the side of a road © Provided by Caradvice.com.au Pty Ltd

The company has yet to reveal any details about the Vantage Roadster's drivetrain, but we expect it will share its powerplant and transmission with the coupe. The latest Vantage coupe is available solely with an AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which delivers 375kW of power and 685Nm of torque to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic. According to Aston Martin, the Vantage coupe is capable of completing the 0-100km/h standard in 3.2 seconds, and hitting a top speed of 314km/h. a car parked in a parking lot © Provided by Caradvice.com.au Pty Ltd For the limited-run AMR coupe, Aston Martin reduced the V8's torque output by 60Nm and fitted the Vantage with a seven-speed manual. It's unclear if the company is planning a similar version for the convertible. As with other coupe to convertible transitions, the alfresco-capable Vantage should weigh more due to the structural bracing required to compensate for the removal of the roof.

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