Only 88 of the roofless, windshield-less two-seater are set to be built, with pricing starting from £765,000 (AU$1.49 million).
It's unclear if one of the 88 will ever make its way to Australia. CarAdvice has reached out to Aston Martin Australia and is awaiting a response.
The aluminium 5.2-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 powerhouse outputs 522kW and 752Nm, sent through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and limited-slip differential to the rear wheels.
Although a detuned version of the DBS Superleggera’s 533kW and 900Nm power plant, the setup will still propel the V12 Speedster from standing to 100km/h in a claimed 3.5 seconds on its way to an electronically-limited 300km/h top speed.
The V12 Speedster is a bespoke creation out of Aston Martin’s in-house customisation service, ‘Q’.
The particular V12 Speedster unveiled wears livery inspired by an F/A-18 fighter jet. Satin black and dark chrome finishes accent the exhaust tips, grilles and vanes and are carried onto interior pieces.
A bonded aluminium chassis takes elements from the DBS Superleggera and Vantage, with Aston Martin claiming the Speedster’s body is “almost entirely” constructed from carbon fibre.
The chassis’s ‘spine’ runs between the occupants, while ‘rear bumps’ behind the seats double as storage compartments.
New meets old in the interior. Saddle leather, chrome, aluminium and 3D-printed rubber contrasts with carbon fibre through the cabin.
Aston Martin has also opted for a removable leather bag in place of a traditional glovebox.
Underneath, independent double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension with adaptive damping keep the V12 Speedster planted.
In a nod to the model’s intent, the only driving modes available are Sport, Sport+ and Track.
Carbon ceramic brake discs (measuring in at 410mm up front and 360mm in the rear) sit behind 21-inch forged centre-lock alloy wheels.
The V12 Speedster is now available to order and Aston Martin expects deliveries in the first quarter of 2021.