New £247k DBS Volante is Aston Martin’s fastest-ever convertible

Aston Martin has revealed a new convertible version of the DBS Superleggera grand tourer. Arriving in the UK at the end of the summer, the Volante is set to carry a £247,500 price tag.

As with the coupe, the DBS Volante’s 5.2-litre V12 engine produces a whopping 715bhp and takes the car to 211mph. That’s enough to make the newbie Aston Martin’s fastest convertible ever. But even so, it won’t accelerate as quickly as its hard-top brethren. The sprint to 62mph takes two tenths longer, at 3.6 seconds, and 0-100mph takes 0.3 seconds longer, at 6.7 seconds.

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

But Aston Martin claims the DBS Volante is all about mixing performance and aesthetics with the drama of an open-top sports car. To that end, the DBS features four huge exhaust pipes and an aerodynamic package that provides a massive 177kg of downforce at top speed.

Inside, the cabin is largely similar to that of the coupe, with posh leather, a squared-off steering wheel and carbon-fibre trim. When the roof is raised – an electronic process that takes 16 seconds – insulation is designed to give it as quiet a cabin as a coupe, while customisable trim adds the personal touch.

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

Aston’s executive vice-president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, said: “The DBS Superleggera produces a spectacular and relentless level of performance. So for the Volante, we focussed on bringing the sensory overload that only an open-top super-GT can deliver. With the unique dynamics, beautiful yet brutish design and the unmistakable harmonics of Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre V12 engine, we believe we have delivered a unique and unforgettable driving experience that is synonymous with the traditions of the Volante name.”

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

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