Aston Martin confirms V12 Speedster

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Aston Martin shared this teaser image of its V12 Speedster | Aston Martin illustration

Aston Martin has confirmed production plans for 88 V12 Speedsters, and adds that the car will be unveiled in 2020, with deliveries starting in early 2021.

“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 company said in a news release. 

“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.”

Empowering the new car will be Aston Martin’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12, producing “around 700” horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be linked to a ZF-produced 8-speed automatic transmission.

“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,” said Aston Martin Lagonda president and chief executive Andy Palmer.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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