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Aston Martin Volante: Gone with the wind - Metro US

Aston Martin Volante: Gone with the wind

The new Aston Martin DBS Volante will afford customers the combination of the DBS’s already-established benchmark sports car characteristics with all the thrills of open-air motoring.

Broadening the DBS’s character, the DBS Volante will appeal to drivers who wish to combine the excitement of driving a finely tuned sports car with the invigorating feeling of being open to the elements.

Featuring a motorized retractable fabric roof, the DBS’s beautiful profile is preserved whether up or down. When the roof is closed, it provides a warm comfortable ambience and when open, it neatly disappears behind the new tonneau cover at the touch of a button.

Power is provided by Aston Martin’s hand-built all alloy 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 hp and420 lb ft) of torque with a top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h) and 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.3 seconds.

The nature of the V12, and in particular the torque available at all engine speeds, serves to provide effortless driving in all situations.

Aston Martin’s 16th convertible in 95 years, the DBS Volante draws on the marque’s extensive experience in designing iconic Volantes and is a 2+2 featuring two occasional rear seats, ideal for young people or extra luggage.

In standard specification, the DBS has a rear-mounted six-speed manual gearbox, while an automatic six-speed Touchtronic option is also available.

As with the coupe, the Volante is offered with carbon ceramic brakes as standard providing exceptional stopping power.

Benefiting from materials derived from the motorsport and aerospace industries, the hood, front wings and truck lid are made from carbon fibre all helping to reduce weight.

The DBS Volante also comes with Bang & Olufsen’s renowned BeoSound DBS in-car entertainment system, featuring 13 speakers as standard equipment.

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