There’s no denying that the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster beautiful, but it is also a great sports car to drive?
The Vantage Roadster recently went on sale in the United States in 2021 form and is available from $150,086. Matt Farah had the opportunity to test out an example painted in a bright shade of blue and turns out he left very impressed.
Sitting beneath the gorgeous skin of the Vantage Roadster is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 503 hp and 505 lb-ft (685 Nm) of torque that’s mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission powering the rear wheels. Aston Martin says the Roadster can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, a mere 0.2 seconds slower than the Coupe, and reaches a 190 mph (306 km/h) top speed.
In his review, Farah notes that even though the Vantage doesn’t use a carbon fiber tub, the Roadster has very little chassis flex and feels just as rigid as the hardtop. Further adding to its appeal is the fact that the fabric top can be raised and lowered in just 6.7 seconds when stationary, making it the fastest folding automatic soft-top in the industry.
Farah also has positive things to say about the steering, suspension and brakes of the Vantage Roadster and ranks it up there with the Porsche 911 Cabriolet as well as the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.