The Aston Martin V12 Speedster looks stunning as it starts testing
It certainly looks the part of a £765,000 car… for Batman
Aston Martin has just revealed photographs of the V12 Speedster ahead of its on-road testing regime.
The prototype being used for testing is painted (or wrapped) in a gorgeous satin black, which makes the roofless two-seat special look as though it were commissioned by Gotham City's battiest of men.
Only 88 V12 Speedsters will be built, and they'll set each owner back a not-inconsiderable £765,000. Each owner will, in exchange, receive an open-cockpit two-seater powered by Aston's 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, which we think will be putting out around 700hp.
To say it should be exciting to drive is something of an understatement – it'll crack 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds and go on to a limited top speed of 186mph, which should be just plenty considering your face is the windscreen. Helmets will be advised.
The photos show the Speedster's divided cabin, as well as the smooth rear diffuser element crafted out of carbon fibre, with subtle centrally mounted twin exhausts. It's not a car that makes a jot of practical sense, but that's sort of what makes it fantastic.
The Speedster was announced earlier in 2020, back when global economies didn't looked like they were going to be kneecapped by coronavirus – so it's nice to see Aston didn't pull the plug on such a wonderful object.