Aston Martin could't keep it to itself and revealed today its 16th convertible in 95 years: the brand new DBS Volante a.k.a. Convertible. The new vehicle which is going to be revealed at this year's Geneva Motor Show is features the same engine found on the coupe version: the 6.0-litre V12 engine (found also on the V12 Vantage) capable to deliver an impressive 510 hp and 530 Nm of torque offering a sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds while the top speed achieved, with the soft top on, is 307 km/h (191 mph).
For those interested in buying this monster, Aston Martin is offering two gearbox choices: a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic which comes with stylish paddles.
The Volante comes with 20 inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero high performance tires but also with carbon ceramic brakes as standard (398 mm diameter with six-piston calipers on the front and 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers on the rear)providing exceptional stopping power.
he vehicle can be equipped with three types of 20 inch wheels: 20-spoke alloy wheels with graphite finish, 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels or 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels with graphite finish. Inside, the two-door convertible body style with 2+2 seating features a Bang & Olufsen's renowned BeoSound DBS in-car entertainment system which comes with 13 speakers as standard.
Also it features integrated Apple iPod connector, USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility and a 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket.
Measuring 4721 mm lenght, 1905 mm in width and 1280 mm in height, the new vehicle, according to Aston Martin's Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, offers a subtle mix of power and performance. Adding to this, the fine craftsmanship it is an unparalleled ownership and driving experience.
Conceived as a Volante from the outset, Aston Martin engineers opted for a fabric hood to closely follow the silhouette of the DBS coupe and due to its lightweight properties, minimise overall weight gain. Fully retractable in only 14 seconds and at up to speeds of 30 mph (48 km/h), the roof will automatically stow under the newly sculpted tonneau, maintaining the DBS Volante's perfect form hood up or down.