Aston’s V12 firecracker has lost its roof but gained in all-round appeal.
What: Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster
Where: Gaydon, UK
Date: December 2012
Price: (£150,000), Rs 1.3 crores
Key rivals:Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Ferrari California, Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Limited edition version of Aston’s most muscular Vantage is still drama-filled but has a subtly different feel to the coupe and will appeal more to some as a result.
We like: Sheer roof-down drama, noise, accessible handling, very fast when stretched, better ride than coupe
We don’t like: Wind blast at higher speeds, not quite as sharp, poor manual gearbox, ageing interior