Aston Martin DB11 Volante is Licensed to Thrill
October 15, 2017
Meet Aston Martin’s latest car- the sleek DB11 Volante.
The exquisite convertible version of the DB11 coupe will go on sale from early 2018 priced from £159,000.
Purists might be disappointed to know there will be no V12 engine option for the new model, as there is with the coupe, but the Volante will still have plenty of poke. Its 4.0-litre, 503bhp V8 twin-turbo engine is still capable of 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 187mph.
Combining the timeless appeal of a fabric hood with the very latest acoustic and insulation materials, the all-new eight-layer roof cossets occupants from the extremes of weather and wind noise.
Taking just 14 seconds to lower and 16 seconds to close, the roof can be operated remotely from the key, or on the move at speeds of up to 31mph with a 31mph headwind.
Thanks to its compact mechanics, the new hood system has also led to a 20% gain in boot volume compared to the outgoing DB9 Volante.
It’s durable too. Aston Martin tested it the Arctic Circle and Death Valley to prove its ability to keep out the cold and heat.
Visually the DB11 Volante features the striking single-piece aluminium bonnet and innovative ‘Curlicue’ aerodynamic feature from the DB11 Coupe, while the fabric hood is available in a choice of bordeaux red, black silver or grey silver.
Inside there are new wood or carbon fibre veneer panels on the seat backs, while creature comforts such as a heated steering wheel encourage all-season open-air motoring.
“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,” said Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer.
“The new DB11 Volante captures those qualities perfectly and promises the kind of pleasure and enjoyment that can only come from driving an open-top Aston Martin.”
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Gareth Herincx