V8 Vantage Roadster

Race-bred pedigree with extra power and torque

There can be few better convertibles in which to enjoy open-air driving than the V8 Vantage Roadster. Its athletic bodywork does not flatter to deceive – the level of performance it offers is almost entirely equal to that of the coupé, thanks to the work that has been put into increasing torsional stiffness. The soft-top fabric roof has been designed to offer maximum convenience.

It can be raised or lowered electronically in 18 seconds – this can also be done whilst driving, as long as the speed is under 30mph. With the roof retracted, the roar of the V8 engine and the fresh air offer an especially invigorating drive – yet it only takes seconds for you to be enclosed in a warm, well-insulated cabin protecting you from wind and road noise.

Overview

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

The Vantage Roadster weighs 1710kg – 80kg more than the Vantage Coupé. Nevertheless, very little performance has been sacrificed for drivers choosing the convertible version. The Roadster’s 4.7-litre V8 engine is identical to the Coupé, and delivers the same maximum power of 420bhp at 7300rpm. Despite the extra weight, the acceleration and top speed are also identical; 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and 180mph respectively.

The cabin reflects the minimalism of the exterior. Although the Vantage Roadster features an array of driver convenience technology, the features available are discreetly displayed to retain the timeless feel of the interior. For example, the car includes a Garmin satellite navigation system as standard, but this rises from the centre console when needed, rather than being on permanent display.

Interior Tour

Technology

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

To offset the reduced structural strength inherent to all convertibles, an aluminium cross-beam has been fitted. Torsional rigidity has therefore been preserved, and is not significantly lower than that of the Coupé; indeed, the Roadster’s steering is just as precise and agile as that of its sister. The independent double-wishbone suspension has also been stiffened slightly, but is still gentle enough to take bumps and potholes in its stride.

Alongside active safety measures and front/side airbags for the driver and passenger, UK versions of the V8 Vantage Roadster include a tracking device and after-theft security system as standard. The Thatcham Category 5 system allows the authorities to track down stolen cars, and features a remote immobilisation to stop thieves getting far.

2016 model upgrades include the updated AMi II Infotainment system which offers improved driver interface controls with additional vehicle information. Updates also include the introduction of a new style fascia, this stylish one-piece console now flows through the centre of the car, offering a more useable interface for both the driver and the passenger.

Specification

  • Top Speed180 MPH

  • 0-60 MPH4.7s

  • Max Power420 BHP

  • Engine Size4735 CC

  • Weight1630 KG

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4382 mm / 172.5 in
Vehicle width 2022 mm / 79.6 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1260 mm / 49.6 in
Wheelbase 2601 mm / 102.4 in
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 1630 kg / 3595 lb
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves V / 8 / 32
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 470 Nm / 346 lb ft @ 5000 rpm
Power output @ engine speed 420 bhp / 426 PS (DIN) / 313 kW @ 7300 rpm
Performance
Top speed 180 mph / 290 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-60 mph 4.7 sec
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.9 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 14.4 mpg (Imp.)
Extra urban 27.2 mpg (Imp.)
Combined consumption / range 1 20.5 mpg (Imp.)
CO2 emissions (combined) 321 g/km

New Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Price from £106,795

New Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster prices start from £106,795. This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price (RRP) including VAT as of 14th July 2015, please call us to discuss options.

H.R. Owen have a wide range of approved used Aston Martin as well as the full range of new Aston Martin models. Please make an enquiry regarding any models that you are interested in test driving, or to finding more about.