This beauty gets its top off at record speed

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This beauty gets its top off at record speed

Got R2.4m to spare? Aston Martin’s new Vantage Coupe might be just the thing for you

Motoring news reporter

Aston Martin has unveiled the drop-top version of its Vantage Coupe, and it’s claimed to have the fastest electrically-operated roof in the market.

The fabric top can be lowered in a record-setting 6.7 seconds — and raised in 6.8 seconds — at driving speeds up to 50km/h, says the British carmaker.

The two-seater sports car throws up some other impressive numbers, including a 305km/h top speed and a claimed 0-96km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds...

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