Just 88 examples were made.
With just 88 examples ever produced, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster is one of the rarest creations to ever come out of Gaydon. It's a true collector's item, and examples seldom appear for sale. But wealthy gearheads can now get their hands on a lightly used Speedster, with this stunning example offered at an Aston Martin dealership in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Based on the Vantage Roadster, the V12 Speedster is powered by a mighty 5.2-liter twin-turbo engine that produces 690 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. At 3,891 lbs, it's reasonably light, so all that muscle goes a long way. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. With a motivated driver behind the wheel, Aston claims the V12 Speedster can hit 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and reach 198 mph without a speed limiter.
Introduced in 2021, the V12 Speedster debuted at the height of the speedster craze, an era that spawned the McLaren Elva and the Ferrari SP1 and SP2 Monza.
This particular example is finished in 1959 Racing Green, a color from the Q Special Paint palette, and features yellow exterior embellishments. Together with the Clubsport White roundels, it's clear this particular V12 Speedster gains inspiration from the iconic DBR1 racecar that claimed victory at Le Mans in the 1950s.
It's a striking design, with sleek bodywork that sweeps from front to rear without interruptions. The snug cabin is split by a central divider which is beautifully integrated. With no roof or windscreen, you'll need a helmet if you do some spirited driving. Two dedicated storage areas, sited behind the headrest, provide the occupants with a place to keep their helmets. These bulges contribute to the dramatic styling of the vehicle.
The rear design is also worth mentioning. The bodywork flows above the taillights, rising at the center to create an integrated spoiler. Plenty of carbon fiber detailing, diamond-turned five-spoke wheels, and the silver grille finish everything off nicely.
The cabin is just as dramatic as the exterior. Forest Green and Cinnamon Brown leather dominates the cockpit, which has its fair share of carbon fiber embellishments. The seats are a work of art; the carbon fiber lightweight seats are incredibly light, with the upholstery simply molded to the shape. The green leather works well with the exterior and features Pinewood Green Contrast stitching.
This model has been equipped with the Satin Silver Jewellery Pack, which adds some brightwork to the interior. A camera system helps the driver navigate the pricey Aston through tight parking spots - this isn't the sort of car you want to dent or scratch.
Priced at £949,950 (approx. $1.2 million), this is a costly bit of kit. But the V12 Speedster justifies its price tag through dramatic design and incredible rarity. It's a superb addition to any collection. Besides, it's an investment. When new, it sold for $950,000, so who knows what the value will be in a few years.
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