Aston Martin is set to unveil the new 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster at Pebble Beach on August 14th, alongside the Design Prototype 100. The V12 Vantage S Roadster is powered by the new AM28 6.0-liter V12 engine which produces an awesome 565 horsepower. Aston Martin claims that the car will do 201 mph and 0-60 takes only 3.9 seconds.
Aston Martin will also release their DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo concept to Gran Turismo 6 owners as a free download to celebrate the debut at Pebble Beach. Aston Martin will have a full-scale model of the DP-100 on display at Monterey later this month.
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Like so many things in any society that truly matter, the automobile stands astride a multitude of social divides. Progress. Freedom. Achievement. Wastefulness. Drudgery. Class division. Every car contains legions of angels and demons in turn, and which of each is dominant depends just as much on the perspective of person doing the observing as the car being observed. One’s sculpture of power and beauty in motion is another’s wasteful extravagance of wealth, overcompensation and status. An electric car can mean both the death of enjoyment and performance and the salvation of an industry and the environment – depending on your point of view. But what is important is that these contradictions are not rooted in cars, but in ourselves. A car is simply a big shiny lump of metal that can move under its own power across the ground; the meaning we see when we look at one has more to do with the reflection of ourselves staring back than any innate attribute of the mirror itself. And if one automobile can contain so many contradictory viewpoints, then a major car show, being a whole mess of them collected in one place, must be a Gerasene Rorschach funhouse maze – cars, owners, attendees and media, all of us reflections of whatever multitudes you’re predisposed to see.