The gorgeous Bond Aston Martin V12 Speedster, inspired by fighter jets

The gorgeous Bond Aston Martin V12 Speedster, inspired by fighter jets

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Based on the Vantage, this roofless creation is limited to 88 units and will cost you a mere £765,000. The Speedster is inspired by past Astons (like the DBS 59) and fighter jets like the F/A-18 Super Hornet. You can see some of this inspiration when you get topdown view, with the cockpit bisected by a spine running between the seats. The fairing behind every seat has a glass panel that exposes racing helmets that match the spec of the car and are housed in their own compartments. The Speedster also has 21-inch centre lock wheels, which are exclusive to this vehicle, and the Stainless Steel exhaust system is bespoke. That fighter jet inspiration is even more evident on the inside - if you can call the cockpit the "inside". There are angular design elements and leather straps everywhere, and almost everything is made from carbon fibre. 

Taking the F/A-18 theme even further, the Speedster has a "conceptual specification" developed by the Q division (yes! it's all a bit James Bond isn't it!) in conjunction with Boeing. The car is painted in Skyfall Silver along with lots of contrasting black elements. On the other hand the interior has contrasting red straps and door pulls, and many F/A-18 silhouette decals.

Powering the vehicle is an Aston Martin 5.2-litre, Twin-Turbo V12 engine, maxing out at an output of 700hp and 753Nm of torque. Front mid-mounted, the all alloy, quad cam 48-valve engine is mated to a ZF 8-Speed automatic transmission with a limited-slip differential driving the rear wheels. The V12 Speedster can accelerate to 62mph (100km/h) in an impressive 3.5 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

Aston Martin is aiming the Speedster at its "most demanding and enthusiastic customers", with Director of Design Miles Nurnberger saying it delivers "an incredibly visceral experience."

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