The new Aston Martin DB11 Volante – Aston’s DB11 Convertible – is revealed, and it comes with only a 4.0 litre V8 option. Costs from £159,900.
The new Aston Martin DB11 Volante – Aston’s new DB11 convertible – arrives to plug the gap for refined GT motoring in a DB, and it comes with only the option of the 4.0 litre AMG V8 – so no V12 version, at least not for now.
Mechanically the DB11 Volante is essentially the same as the Coupe, which means a bonded aluminium structure, rear-wheel drive, limited slip diff and eight-speed auto ‘box, with the V8 delivering 503bhp.
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.
Chopping the roof off does come with a 115kg penalty over the Coupe, which blunts performance very slightly with a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds. But you’ll not notice the difference.
Equipment levels are pretty similar to the Coupe too, with leather, heated seats, parking sensors, 360-degree surround view, heated steering wheel and new wood or carbon fibre panels on the seat backs.
On sale in early 2018, the DB11 Volante costs from £159,900, around £15k more than the V8 Coupe.
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