Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday October 23, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-15-2006, 07:26 AM   #1
NYCshopper
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 5126
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: www.nugateway.com
Default Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster @ 2006 LA Auto Show

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster @ 2006 LA Auto Show



Quote:
Aston Martin Launches the V8 Vantage Roadster

Los Angeles – Aston Martin will unveil one of the most eagerly anticipated convertibles of the year when the V8 Vantage Roadster is revealed at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday 29th November.

Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “The V8 Vantage Roadster is a pure sports car, a car that heightens the senses and provides a dynamically thrilling driving experience.

“The Vantage Roadster adds to the unbeatable thrill of open air motoring and by combining engineering excellence, technological innovation and physical perfection, will ensure every journey is one to remember.”

Perfectly proportioned, with a low purposeful stance, the Vantage Roadster is uncompromisingly modern yet also incorporates classic Aston Martin design cues. The elegant lines are fused with traditional craftsmanship and striking 21st century style, with an interior hand-trimmed and finished in the finest quality genuine materials.

The Vantage Roadster will be built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters at Gaydon, near Warwickshire in the UK, joining the current Aston Martin line-up. This now comprises the flagship Vanquish S, the elegant DB9 and the agile V8 Vantage Coupe.

Design

The design of the Vantage Roadster is elegant and uncompromising, a single fluid form with characteristic attention to detail, both inside and out, representing the open sports car in its purest form.

The Vantage Roadster represents the latest evolution of Aston Martin's synthesis of craft and technology. From the beautifully hand stitched leather seats to the hand-finished bodies, to the ultra-modern Aston Martin V8 engine, hand-assembled at a dedicated, high-technology facility in Cologne, Germany, the Vantage Roadster is an exclusive, advanced and uniquely desirable sports car.

The three-layer fabric hood gives a taut, aggressive appearance when closed and when folded, the flow from front to rear is smooth and elegant, enhanced by the leather speed humps that create a unique transition between interior and exterior. Even in convertible form the Roadster retains the critically acclaimed design of the Vantage Coupe. The hood is stowed neatly beneath the rear tonneau cover and is either opened or closed at the press of a button located on the centre console, in just 18 seconds, and at speeds of up to 30mph (50km/h) with no manual intervention required.

Offered with an imaginative combination of different leathers, contemporary fabrics and aluminium, Vantage Roadster customers will have an extensive choice of body and trim colours from which to choose.

Performance

Developed from the outset alongside the V8 Vantage Coupe which was launched in 2005, the Roadster shares the unique-to-Aston Martin bonded aluminium VH (Vertical Horizontal) architecture – the backbone to all modern Aston Martins. Adding to this structure, sophisticated materials such as lightweight alloys, magnesium and advanced composites are used for the body, further contributing to the car's low weight and high rigidity.

Driver and passenger sit low, close to the car's centre of gravity, where they can feel the car reacting to the input of the driver – a special sensation, usually only experienced in racing cars – providing a direct and sporting connection between car and driver.

Despite the additional mechanism associated with the Vantage Roadster’s convertible roof and the additional body stiffness, Aston Martin’s engineering team have ensured only a minimal weight increase to preserve the agile and sporting characteristics of the V8 Vantage Coupe. At just 4.38 metres (172.5 in) long, Vantage Roadster remains not only the smallest model in the Aston Martin range but also one of the leanest cars in its class.

The Vantage Roadster delivers exceptional performance with careful development and engineering ensuring that the Roadster equals the achievements of its Coupe sibling, with 0-100km/h (62mph) achieved in 5.0 seconds (0-60mph in 4.9 seconds) and a potential maximum speed of 280km/h (175mph).

Vantage Roadster will be available with two transmission alternatives from launch. Offered as standard is the fast-shifting, six-speed Graziano conventional stick-shift manual gearbox, with ratios perfectly matched to the performance of the V8 engine. This is joined by Aston Martin's new Sportshift automated manual transmission – an ultra-quick system that provides the driver with heightened precision via fingertip control of gear changes using paddles to progress smoothly and swiftly through the ratios.

Deliveries of the V8 Vantage Roadster are expected to commence during quarter two 2007, with prices to be confirmed at a later date.
















* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
NYCshopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
NYCshopper
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 5126
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: www.nugateway.com
Default









NYCshopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
SCRAPPYDO
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 873
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Just outside of Houston TX
Vehicle:
2013 F150 King Ranch
Datsun 71 240Z & 68 2000

Default

Seriously, does it get any better than that... SERIOUSLY!!
SCRAPPYDO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 10:21 AM   #4
Rapid_Roo
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 31511
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: W|LA. Ca.
Vehicle:
03 GD2 95 GM4
www.ITNRally.org

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
Seriously, does it get any better than that... SERIOUSLY!!
No.!
Rapid_Roo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 10:22 AM   #5
SubyDuz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 80432
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: SLC
Vehicle:
69 IchhateinAudi
Blutrot

Default

sexy car.
SubyDuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 12:21 PM   #6
happasaiyan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 37731
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL
Default

holy sex.

not digging the pink soft top though...
happasaiyan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 12:47 PM   #7
e11ys
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 77106
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Lexington, SC
Vehicle:
'02 Brodozer
'11 Outback 3.6R

Default

All the Aston models look way too similar....which I guess is a good thing. Autosexalicious....
e11ys is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 05:11 PM   #8
bitterWRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 49624
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: CA
Vehicle:
04 AW WRX
13 SWP STi

Default

That would be a good car for the wifey. I'll take the hard top.
bitterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 05:19 PM   #9
Dogbert2
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 6641
Join Date: May 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: St. Louis, MO
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYCshopper View Post
I'll take one of each please!
Dogbert2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 05:28 PM   #10
e11ys
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 77106
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Lexington, SC
Vehicle:
'02 Brodozer
'11 Outback 3.6R

Default

NYCshopper....are you getting paid by Nick to do these or something? I mean, I know it's just copy/pasting, but damn!
e11ys is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 05:32 PM   #11
jigga
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 9960
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in bed...
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
WRBlue Perl

Default

holy cow.... Me definitely likes this one...
jigga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 10:58 PM   #12
SiNzz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92264
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Default

Goddamn that's gorgeous, still prefer the hardtop though. Astons are easily my favorite cars, looks wise. I don't care that they look so similar, since that'd like calling a set of hot twins ugly just because they're identical looking
SiNzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2006, 01:06 AM   #13
BigElm
Always under your radar!
Moderator
 
Member#: 1568
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Hawtlanta!!!
Default

Son of a.......
BigElm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2006, 04:09 AM   #14
mr2guru
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10334
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: St. Louis
Vehicle:
91 RX7 LSx swap
'09 CC 3.6 4motion

Default

That is f$#%#$ beautiful!!! DAMN!!
mr2guru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2006, 10:34 AM   #15
mhoward1
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 9481
Join Date: Aug 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: FFR Challenge #43
Vehicle:
2011 Carrera 4s
2009 BMW M5

Default

Very nice
mhoward1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.