The Aston Martin V12 Speedster looks stunning as it starts testing

It certainly looks the part of a £765,000 car… for Batman

1y ago

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.

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Comments (46)

  • Looks kind of cool however issues as follows:

    1. Who buys a car for the road with out a windscreen resulting in you having to wear a crash helmet.

    2. With said crash helmet, really difficult to see anything in the car when you look down.

    3. £765k??? For a hatchet could buy a normal aston convertible and save £600k.

    4. You get dead flies and road dirt, that’s all on your helmet and no wipers.

    5. What when it starts raining, no roof to put up and you get soaked.

    Conceptually fine, reality it’s crap especially at that price.

      1 year ago
    • Only shows you "don't get it"

      This isn't about practicality, or comfort, this is about a millionaire and his millionaire buddies hiring Silverstone for the weekend, trashing around in their vintage Bentleys and Aston, and have the...

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        1 year ago
    • Your right I don’t.

        1 year ago
  • I'm sorry but cars like this are all stupid. Why move the windscreen to your head? I'd argue a convertible is more open because your head isn't wrapped in a helmet.

      1 year ago
    • This is a car for people who have run out of things to spend money on (and they probably have a helmet)

        1 year ago
    • ... and they spend their free time wiping bugs off their helmets. Mind you, they probably employ people to do that.

        1 year ago
  • OMG. There are no words 🤤😍

      1 year ago
  • Nope. Nononono thats no Aston.

      1 year ago
  • It's beautiful, bonkers and makes absolute no sense...

    I love it

      1 year ago