Car News: Aston Martin Vantage V12 Roadster, LA Auto Show, McLaren MP4-12C
- 07/13/2012 |
- by Terry Heick |
- Total Car News / Manufacturer
2013 Aston Martin Vantage V12 Roadster Official
Aston Martin has pulled the sheet off their newest creation.
And it’s missing its roof.
The 512 hp Aston Martin Vantage V12 Roadster has been officially confirmed by the British manufacturer, combining the open air, loads of carbon fiber, the torque of a V12 engine with adjustable “Sport” modes, and intact British sensibilities.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez said, “The V12 Vantage models are, first and foremost, driver’s cars – inviting and fully rewarding the driver’s full involvement. The addition to our range of this exceptional new Roadster allows the driver and passenger to experience full ‘sensory overload’ thanks to its outstanding performance.”
The convertible will be available for just over $230,000, and will not be available in the United States.
LA Auto Show Plans to Exhibit Technological Prowess of Industry
On November 28 and 29th, the automotive industry will descend on southern California for the Los Angeles Auto Show, an event which will see the debut of the latest (and likely high-tech) wares from Acura, BMW, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Porsche, among others.
"As the first major North American show of the season, L.A. sets the tone for 2013 and we expect that automakers will pull out all the stops to excite new-car buyers. In virtually every category from the greenest electric vehicle to high-horsepower performance models, the technological advancements we are seeing today eclipse all previous automotive eras," said Andy Fuzesi, general manager, L.A. Auto Show.”
Success of MP4-12C Spurs McLaren Middle Eastern Expansion
The McLaren MP4-12C had legendary shoes to fill in the McLaren F1, and by the company’s measure, it has done an admirable job.
The British supercar is claimed to have “out-perform(ed) all of its key rivals” in the first half of 2012, contributing to market expansion--and a new showroom at the Bahrain World Trade Centre.
“As part of our launch into the Middle East, we invited prospective customers to test the 12C to its limits at the Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir. That experience showed perfectly what a McLaren aims to deliver on the road: genuine Formula 1 technology transfer, a belief that the resulting high-performance should be accessible to all, and a never before achieved level of comfort and practicality at over 600 horsepower. The result is a very special car that will be presented in Manama from a very special location in the Autumn,” said Mark Harrison, McLaren Automotive’s Regional Director for Middle East and Africa.