Aston Martin's majestic new roadster

The V8 Vantage Roadster can mix it up with the best of the competition, yet it stands apart as an authentic and bewitching sports car in a (high) class of its own.

A British beauty
A British beauty
Price: From $126,400 (manual)

Engine: 4.3-liter V-8

Power: 380 hp @ 7,300 rpm

0 to 60: 4.9 seconds

Top speed: 175 mph

Options: A paddle-shift transmission is $4,000 more.

Availability: Cars will be hitting U.S. dealerships by midsummer, and only 2,500 will be made annually.

A British beauty

Under the hood

Ideal weight

Easy to gauge

No expense spared

Human touch

Truth in design

Hidden assets

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