Aston Martin is showcasing its fastest production convertible yet at the Paris Motor Show.
The V12 Vanquish S Roadster features Aston Martin’s latest 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 565bhp.
It boasts a top speed of 201mph and will sprint from standstill to 60mph in just 3.9 seconds.
An Aston Martin spokesman said: “Delivering the most engaging open-top experience in the current range, the V12 Vantage S Roadster offers sporting agility underpinned by an enviable soundtrack generated by its naturally aspirated V12 engine and expertly-tuned sports exhaust.
“The car on show in Paris showcases not only exceptional engineering achievements, but also a number of bespoke styling additions by the brand’s blossoming personalisation programme - Q by Aston Martin.
“An expertly tailored Diavolo red exterior paint colour gives way to an interior that includes a full carbon fibre centre stack, exquisite saddle leather detailing and the now synonymous Q by Aston Martin badges.”
Paris also sees the first public unveiling of the new Vanquish Coupe Carbon Black special edition.
With the brand’s ultimate GT - available either as a Carbon Black or Carbon White special edition version of the Vanquish – Aston Martin says it has aimed to create a sports car with a powerful road presence to match its 200mph-plus performance.
Other models sharing the limelight in Paris include the V8 Vantage N430 and Rapide S four-door sports car, the latter also featuring additions via Q by Aston Martin.
The arrival of new cars such as the V12 Vantage S Roadster, special edition models and the latest versions of the Vanquish and Rapide S come in the wake of a £500 million product investment programme announced earlier in the year.
The firm said it represented the biggest new car development spend in its 101-year history
Aston Martin’s new CEO Andy Palmer, who took the reins of the company this week, said: “A busy show stand at Paris typifies the strength and optimism to be found throughout the Aston Martin business worldwide.
“The news of major investment, key technical alliances, new sports cars and the growing desire for more Q by Aston Martin personalisation gives everyone associated with the great British brand both deep pride in the present and real confidence for the future.”