Aston Martin’s Custom-Made Roadster Is Most Certainly Not for You


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Britain’s decision to back out of the EU sent the pound into the loo, which is bad news for everyone but the guy who just bought a bespoke Aston Martin.

Beyond offering some protection from market upheaval, having a crazy amount of money lets you ask Aston Martin to spend nine months building a one-of-a-kind roadster. TheBritish automaker started with a GT12 Coupe but voted to ditch the roof so the chap could hear the V12 roar. They also swaddled the car in carbon fiber and bolted on a titanium exhaust, because of course they would.

A GT12 hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and runs $340,000. The convertible is probably a bit slower and one hell of a lot more expensive, even with a cratered pound. Aston Martin head honcho Andy Palmer says this car “demonstrates the expanded capabilities of Q,” the automaker’s bespoke department. Maybe Britain can stand on its own after all.

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