The brand new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a “,” in accordance with Roadshow Editor-in-Chief Tim Stevens, anyway. So how do you make an already masterful super-grand tourer even higher? Make it a convertible.
That is precisely what now we have with the brand new DBS Superleggera Volante that Aston Martin launched Tuesday. It packs all of the impeccable fashion and immense energy of the usual DBS Superleggera, however provides open-top, wind-in-your-hair thrills.
The DBS Superleggera is already a phenomenal automotive, and none of that attractive curb enchantment is misplaced within the transition to Volante. The material prime creates a beautiful silhouette whether or not it is up or down, and Aston Martin says the roof is on the market in eight colours, together with Bordeaux Purple or Atlantic Blue. What’s extra, the British automaker says the highest may be outfitted in Rokona headliner cloth, and you will get a carbon-fiber encompass on the rear window display. The highest may be opened in 14 seconds and closed in 16, and may be finished remotely from the important thing fob, so long as you are inside six ft of the automotive.
The Volante provides the identical 715 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque because the hardtop DBS Superleggera, that energy coming from a twin-turbocharged, 5.2-liter V12. Aston Martin says the Volante can dash to 60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds — two-tenths of a second slower than the coupe. Nonetheless, that is rattling spectacular, as is its 0-to-100-mph time of 6.7 seconds, to not point out its claimed prime pace of 211 mph.
Energy runs by way of a ZF-sourced, eight-speed automated transmission, and the DBS Superleggera Volante employs torque vectoring for higher dealing with traits. The Volante doesn’t seem to have any model-specific structural adjustments to deal with the removing of the roof.
As you possibly can think about, the DBS Superleggera Volante is an costly proposition: $329,100 within the US, together with the federal gas-guzzler tax. That is some $24,000 greater than the Superleggera coupe. However hey, if in case you have the means, then by all means.