Top Gear personality Jeremy Clarkson takes the stunning Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster out for a road test in this segment. This supercar comes equipped with a 4.3L V8 engine that generates 380hp @ 7000rpm and 302 lb-ft torque @ 5000rpm, boosting it from 0-60mph in 4.9-seconds. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

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

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