As befits such an archetypal driver’s car, the V12 Vantage Roadster is rear-wheel drive and equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the aggressive gearing of which provides instantaneous throttle response at any speed. The reinforced torsional stiffness of the Roadster’s frame, along with its Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres and carbon-ceramic disc brakes, maintain traction around the sharpest bends.
“Sport” Mode, a feature exclusive to the V12, gives the vehicle an even keener edge on faster roads. It also opens the exhaust system’s bypass valves, amplifying the roar of the engine. Indeed, quality sound is very much a preoccupation of the Roadster’s designers; drivers can choose between the 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II® and the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1000W Audio System, heightening the matchless driving experience that the car offers.