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Here’s your first official look at the new Aston Vantage Roadster

Engineering prototype precedes the one you can buy from next year

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Here is a convertible version of an Aston Martin sports car. It is called the Vantage Roadster, and you’ll be able to deploy this to buffet your hair into hilarious styles from Spring 2020.

Aston has released these four initial images of the engineering prototype ahead of the car’s launch next year, in order to showcase how pretty the little Aston will look. Job done, we’d proffer.

No technical details have been released, but a cursory glance over the images reveals that the new Vantage Roadster will feature a folding fabric roof, which one assumes can be raised and lowered in some seconds. Further revelations we can add include the addition of an entire Aston Martin body, some wheels, doors, lights and maybe even wipers.

Underneath? The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 Aston uses for the regular Vantage coupe, which is sourced from AMG and currently produces 503bhp. It also has the capacity to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.6secs, so we’d expect a tiny time penalty for the Roadster. But speed isn’t everything, of course.

Price? No idea, friend. But again, a premium over the Coupe is to be expected, so in excess of £120k is what you’re aiming for. The Vantage is a good, pointy little thing too – here’s hoping Aston can continue that run of form for the soft-top.

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