Aston Martin Goes Topless with DB11 Volante

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British carmaker Aston Martin has announced a convertible version of its DB11 supercar. Let's check it out...

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante brings open-top driving goodness merged with breathtaking good looks and high performance. Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer, said of the DB11 Volante: "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. 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".

Being a convertible, you'll be keen to find out just how quickly the roof goes up and down. Aston Martin claims its DB11 Volante can drop its top in 14 seconds and it takes just 16 seconds to put it back up. The roof material is claimed to have been extensively tested in harsh conditions and it should be able to withstand harsh winters. Interestingly, the new roof mechanism has resulted in a 20% increase in boot volume in comparison to the DB9 Volante. Under the bonnet is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine featuring 375 kW and 675 Nm. Performance is brisk, with a 0-100 kph time of comfortably under 4 seconds. Power goes to the rear wheels through an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. 

The first Aston Martin DB11 Volante deliveries are scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.

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