Aston Martin solo construirá 88 unidades, inspiradas en dos grandes convertibles de la marca.

A pesar de estar transitando el duro invierno europeo Aston Martin parece tener la mente puesta en el clima veraniego. El fabricante acaba de publicar una imagen de intriga de un nuevo modelo simplemente nombrado ‘V12 Speedster’. Por ahora sólo muestran el dibujo que ves en el encabezado de este artículo, pero la silueta nos permite deducir varios datos. El fabricante solo construirá 88 unidades, las cuales espera distribuir entre los varios territorios en los que participa.

“Los 88 entusiastas conductores que adquieran estos vehículos se quedarán con una pieza icónica de la historia de Aston Martin”, dijo Andy Palmer presidente y CEO de Aston Martin Lagonda, respecto a su nueva creación.

Aston Martin DBR1
Aston Martin CC100 concept 19.05.2013

Aston Martin describe este carro como un roadster de dos asientos y cabina abierta al estilo del DBR1 1959 (arriba a la izquierda) y el concepto CC100 Speedster 2013 (derecha). La potencia viene de un V12 doble turbo de 5.2 litros que produce 690 caballos de fuerza y 516 libras-pie de torquey es distribuida a través de una transmisión automática de ocho velocidades. La marca aseguró que están trabajando minuciosamente para asegurar de que el sonido esté a la altura de la experiencia de conducción sin techo.

La marca también promete que el V12 Speedster “tendrá la última tecnología de la aviación y las competencias”, aunque no precisa de qué se trata. Pero sabemos que Aston Martin colaboró  recientemente con Airbus en el desarrollo de un modelo especial del helicóptero ACH130, por loq ue podrían aplicar al V12 Speedster conocimientos en aerodinámica adquiridos durante la colaboración.

El V12 Speedster es un proyecto especial de Q, el departamento de personalización de Aston Martin. Las 88 unidades se construirán de manera artesanal, y las primeras entregas podría tener lugar en el primer trimestre de 2021. 

Fuente: Aston Martin
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OPENING SOON: THE LIMITED EDITION ASTON MARTIN V12 SPEEDSTER

 


New V12 Speedster confirmed for production celebrates Aston Martin’s rich racing heritage combined with modern design language
Two-seater open cockpit V12 Speedster honours Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1 and CC100 Speedster centenary concept car
88 examples will be available to customers worldwide
08 January 2020, Gaydon, UK: Aston Martin today confirms production of a strictly limited number of the stunning new V12 Speedster. The car will make its global debut later this year, with discerning drivers around the world offered the opportunity to acquire this visceral celebration of the British sports car brand’s proud past and exciting future.

 


The V12 Speedster, created by in-house bespoke service Q by Aston Martin working with the brand’s talented team of designers and engineers, elegantly combines an authentic, driver-oriented sports car with the use of cutting-edge motorsport and aviation technology to deliver a stunning, two-seat, enthusiast driving machine.

 


The new car’s design, while modern and dynamic, also clearly nods to both Aston Martin’s legendary 1959 Le Mans 24 hours- and 1000km of Nürburgring race-winning DBR1 and the marque’s Centenary CC100 Speedster Concept shown in 2013. It’s forward-looking features are shaped from the same advanced materials and expert engineering used throughout Aston Martin’s contemporary sports car range.

 


The Le Mans-winning DBR1, which in part inspired the V12 Speedster, delivered Aston Martin’s most high-profile motorsport triumph to date and, of course, needs no introduction. One of only three cars in the 1950s to win both the World Sports Car Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours in the same year, the DBR1 defined not only motorsport excellence but also exquisite design elegance – an enduring Aston Martin trademark.

 


The brand’s CC100 Speedster Concept, meanwhile, was produced in 2013 to celebrate Aston Martin’s centenary. It, too, helped to inspire the creation of the new V12 Speedster which is the product of more than 12 months of meticulous design and planning work by the teams from both Q by Aston Martin, and Aston Martin Design.

 


At the new car’s heart lies a high-performance variant of Aston Martin’s now iconic, 5.2-litre V12 Twin-Turbo engine, capable of generating an output of around 700 PS and 700 Nm. Offering a compelling breadth of performance, superb response and thrilling V12 soundtrack, the engine is mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission mounted towards the rear of the car.

 


Naturally, the powertrain found in the Aston Martin V12 Speedster has an abundance of character, with the engine note and sound quality playing an important part in the undeniably invigorating driving experience delivered here.

 


Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said: “The V12 Speedster we’re proud to confirm today once again showcases not only this great British brand’s ambition and ingenuity, but also celebrates our rich and unrivalled heritage.

 


“The 88 enthusiast drivers and collectors who secure the keys to these cars can be confident that in doing so, they are also securing an iconic new piece of Aston Martin history.”

 


Orders are now being taken for the 88 V12 Speedsters being hand built by the brand, with deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021.

 


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