An open-air version of Aston’s most powerful Vantage will be available as a ‘limited edition’ in selected markets worldwide. The V12 Vantage Roadster is powered by Aston Martin’s 510bhp naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
When the Range Rover Evoque was first revealed at the car maker’s 40th anniversary party at Kensington Palace (in association with Vogue magazine), the occasion was perhaps most significant by the announcement that Victoria Beckham (of Posh Spice fame) would be the new Creative Design Executive for Range Rover.
Range Rover will gauge reaction to its Evoque Convertible Concept at the Geneva motor and assess the potential for what could be another niche SUV model, joining the existing 3-door Coupe and 5-door Evoque.
According to Porsche, the headline news with its new 991 Carrera Cabriolet is that the design of the hood ensures the iconic 911 roof line is retained in its entirety.
So, at last the silhouette of the soft top matches that of the coupe, and Porsche have achieved this without resorting to one of those silly folding hard-top devices which double the weight of the car.