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Aston Martin's V12 Speedster is a roofless, Vantage-based wonder

It was inevitable that the Vantage would get a V12, we just weren't expecting something like this.

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Daniel Golson
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The Aston Martin V12 Speedster is basically a Vantage with the roof sliced off and a V12 stuffed in the engine bay.

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That V12 produces 700 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque and will propel the Speedster to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

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The design was influenced by some classic Aston race cars as well as the F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.

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The body is made almost entirely from carbon fiber and has a number of unique design elements like the spoiler seen here.

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The cockpit is bisected by this spine that runs down the center. Oh, yeah, and there's no windshield.

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These fairings look awesome and house matching racing helmets.

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Almost the entire interior is made from carbon fiber, with elements like the seat padding and armrests getting coverings in leather and fabric textiles.

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Everything on the inside has been pared down to a minimum, and the glove box has even been replaced by a leather pouch.

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Only 88 Speedsters will be made, at a cost of at least $950,000 each.

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