British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled bespoke new optional specification for its limited-edition open-top sportscar, the V12 Speedster, as a homage to the 1959 Le Mans-winning original.
Reminiscent of the latter racecar, the V12 Speedster (when fitted with the optional package) is dressed in Aston Martin Racing Green and features a Clubsport White pinstripe and roundels, and a Satin Silver anodised grille, replete with Clubsport lipstick graphic. Equipped with this package, the V12 Speedster is fitted with a set of Satin Black 21-inch centre-lock alloys.
The bespoke specification includes unique Aston Martin Racing Green driver and passenger’s helmets, sited below transparent “windows”. Solid silver “wing”-shaped badges can be found beneath the transparent enamel.
The interior, meanwhile, has been upholstered in Caithness Green leather. The switchgear found inside the open-top cockpit has been finished in brushed aluminium to “underline the tasteful homage to a true motoring great”. “The new car aligns gracefully with a heritage that features not only the exceptional DBR1, but also the breathtaking CC100 which was unveiled in 2013,” the automaker says. Carbon fibre has also been applied inside.
The V12 Speedster is endowed with Aston Martin’s 5,2-litre V12 engine. The twin-turbocharged petrol unit is mated with an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission and produces 515 kW and 753 N.m of torque. Aston Martin claims the open-top sportscar is capable of completing the obligatory zero to 100 km/h spring in 3,4 seconds before topping out at 319 km/h.
According to Aston Martin, the custom specification underscores the hand-built V12 Speedster’s status as a collector’s item. Only 88 examples of the V12 Speedster will be built.