Aston Martin V12 Speedster. Image source: Aston Martin
While Aston Martin design has been thoroughly contemporary since the debut of its DB11 family, the company decided to take another look back at its illustrious heritage with the limited-production 88-car run of stripped-down V12 Speedsters.
The $950,000 car rolls on an aluminum chassis that borrow technology from the Vantage and DB11 and wraps it all in carbon fiber bodywork no roof or windshield. The Speedster’s 700-horsepower 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine rockets the car to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of 186 mph. “Driving doesn’t get any purer than this,” states Aston Martin chief engineer Matt Becker.