Aston Martin's new retro-inspired speedster looks stunning in these leaked design sketches.
A new generation of retro-inspired speedsters has begun. First, there was the Ferrari SP1 and SP2. Then there was the McLaren Elva. And now Aston Martin is the latest supercar manufacturer to join this trend with the upcoming V12 Speedster.
Earlier this week, Aston Martin gave us a first look at the V12 Speedster with a teaser sketch previewing its sleek silhouette. Just a few days after the car was announced, Autovise has obtained some early design sketches that give us a much clearer look at the new Aston Martin speedster.
Aston Martin has said the V12 Speedster is inspired by the CC100 concept and the legendary DBR1, and the design inspirations are clear to see. With its short rear deck, long hood, and a lack of windshield and roof, the driver-focused sports car boasts classic speedster proportions that were commonly seen on historic race cars.
The integrated side vent and hood intakes look very aggressive. Other design features include a rear spoiler providing downforce, unique headlights and taillights, and an instantly recognizable grille shared with Aston Martin DB models. From the design sketches, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster looks stunning and we can't wait to see what it looks like in the metal.
Aston Martin has already confirmed that power will be sourced from the same 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 as the DBS Superleggera estimated to produce 690 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, which will be sent to the rear wheels through a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic gearbox. With no roof, it should sound absolutely sublime. Aston Martin also claims the V12 Speedster will use aviation technology. This suggests it could use aerodynamic tech from Airbus since the two companies recently partnered to develop the stylish ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter.
Q by Aston Martin will be producing just 88 examples of the V12 Speedster, with customer deliveries planned for early 2021. Pricing hasn't been confirmed, but expect the Aston Martin V12 Speedster's price tag to have seven figures.