STUD OR DUD? Aston Martin Reveals The V8 Powered DB11 Volante Convertible

STUD OR DUD? Aston Martin Reveals The V8 Powered DB11 Volante Convertible

Aston Martin has unveiled the attractive 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante, which is going to arrive early next year, just in time for the flawless spring weather.

An unlikely feature has been added to the DB11 in the form of rear seat ISOFIX attachment points to fit a auto seat in the rear, something i'm sure won't be used too heavily. You can also have wood veneer or carbon-fibre finishes for the back of the front seats.

Purists could be shocked to discover that this drop-top is propelled forward by a V8 rather than a velvety smooth V12, but the eight-cylinder 4-liter twin-turbocharged block in question comes courtesy of Mercedes-AMG.

A new bonded aluminum structure, which debuted in the DB11 Coupe.

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


As with the DB11 coupe, the Volante's power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.

Aston Martin says the new auto is 26kg lighter than the old DB9 Volante model, as well as five percent stiffer, to provide a better ride and handling experience. The convertible's tailored fabric top will be delivered in bordeaux red, black silver, and grey silver (colors, as always, are Aston Martin's strong suit). The new hood design also results in a 20% larger boot capacity than the outgoing DB9 Volante.

The all-new 8-layer hood is created to insulate the occupants from the extremes of weather and wind noise, taking just 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close. With Aston Martin on the trunk lid, you knew the auto wasn't going to be cheap.

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante is available from £159,900, which is roughly £15,000 more than an equivalent DB11 V8 coupe. Deliveries will get underway in early 2018. The open roof GT is expected to account for half of all DB11 sales worldwide, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer told Business Insider.

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