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World debut: Fastest Aston, virtual GT6 concept

2014-08-05 09:09

ATTENTION GAMERS: Aston Martin's DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is a new, virtual-only GT racer that is available for Gran Turismo 6 owners to download. Image: Aston Martin

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Six-litre V12 engine, 421kW and 610Nm... Meet Aston Martin's most potent car yet, the 2104 Vantage S Roadster.

PEBBLE BEACH, California – Aston Martin’s new 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster will make its global debut as part of the automaker's presence at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week from August 14, joined by the new Design Prototype 100 (DP-100), which makes US debut.

The luxury automaker says following a successful 2013 Pebble Beach week, where Aston Martin was celebrated at a number of events as part of its centenary year, the British marque will again host guests at the exclusive Aston Martin Estate.

The automaker said: “The private venue is situated high above Carmel with panoramic views across the Monterey Bay, provides the ideal backdrop for showcasing Aston Martin’s latest sports car range to customers and friends of the brand.”

HEADED FOR SA

Earlier in July, Wheels24 reported that the new sports car will become the luxury British marque’s most potent, fastest and fastest-accelerating series production roadster to date when it arrives later in 2014 and follows in the tracks of the V12 Vantage S Coupe that was launched in 2013.

Aston Martin South Africa says the first units will arrive here in December 2014.

GALLERY: 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Under the bonnet is the latest 421kW Aston Martin AM28 six-litre V12 with Bosch engine management making 620Nm from 5750rpm; the car has a top speed of 320km/h and sprints to 100km/h in 4.1sec.

Aston Martin says the DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is a new, virtual-only GT racer that is available for Gran Turismo 6 owners to download and will be shown as a full-size hand-crafted model at Monterey, California, later in August.

TWIN-TURBO V12, 596KW

The automaker said: “Starting with nothing but a blank sheet of paper the design team and design engineers worked for six months to create the new addition to the Vision Gran Turismo stable of race cars. The DP-100 not only looks beautiful but also boasts a high degree of engineering integrity. A twin-turbo V12 mid-engined racer, DP-100 offers up to 596kW, endowing it with blistering performance fully in keeping with the high octane nature of the game.”

The DP-100 will be exclusively available for viewings to customers and invited guests at the Aston Martin Estate (August 14-16) where it will be joined by the V12 Vantage S Roadster which will also lead the marque’s presence at Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (15 August).

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