Aston Martin DB11 Volante 2018 - Sleek new Convertible sports GT REVEALED

2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante

This morning, Aston Martin unveiled the new DB11 Volante, luxury convertible that is part of a resurgence of the British luxury carmarker that has been enjoying skyrocketing sales of its DB11 coupe, which it introduced earlier this year.

One of the hallmarks of Aston Martin is the V12 engine that many of its cars use.

Aston Martin's fast-expanding DB11 range has gained a new drop-top Volante version, powered exclusively by the AMG-sourced 4.

Standard equipment includes a torque-vectoring system and a limited-slip differential for improved grip and cornering, three driving modes and a retractable spoiler for better aerodynamics. A new addition to the DB11's bag of tricks is the use of wood veneer on the Volante's seat backs.

"The challenge of creating a convertible vehicle is retaining structural and dynamic integrity", said Max Szwaj, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer.

"With the DB11 Volante we have maximised the advantages of the DB11's all-new bonded structure to underpin our new Volante with a structure that's 26kg lighter and 5 per cent stiffer than its predecessor". Aston Martin also says that the new soft top design provides 20 percent more trunk space than the outgoing DB9.

Aston has stuck with a folding fabric roof for the Volante, which takes 14 seconds to fold - electrically, of course - and can go up or down at speeds up to 31mph - so plenty of opportunity for High Street posing.

Aston Martin CEO and president Andy Palmer said: "For many of our customers, indeed many generations of Aston Martin customer, the Volante has always offered something very special: a unique combination of elegant style, innate sporting ability and sensory engagement that lifts it above other open-top cars".

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante is available from £159,900, which is roughly £15,000 more than an equivalent DB11 V8 coupe. First deliveries are expected in spring 2018.



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