Latest “new” Aston Martin Volante convertible version of the recent Vanquish. For those who have not followed this new album takes to fire the DBS Volante, manufactured until 2007, its monocoque bonded aluminum chassis, but with increased torsional rigidity and a reduction of 14%. In addition, most of the body parts of the Vanquish and the new convertible version are made from carbon fiber.
DBS of the Vanquish and Volante
The size of the Vanquish Volante is identical to the coupe with 4728 mm long, 2067 mm wide and a height of 1 294 mm. And this Volante Vanquish display the same wheelbase (2740 mm) than the DBS … and off course. In short, it is the new with the old, but it is not a cause for concern, since sit behind the wheel always enter another world, that of sportsmanship embodied “old.”
We owe much to its 6.0 V12 573 hp (at 6750 rev / min) in its last settings: 5 more hp and 50 Nm of torque (620 Nm at 5500 rev / min). Positioned 19 mm lower than before, it drives the rear wheel through the same ZF 2 Touchtronic six speed that the DBS. The performances are respectable and identical to the coupe with a 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 295 km / h. Surprising when one considers that Volante displays a higher cut 100 kg weight, a good 1 844 kg.
“Old Mill” for New Escape
Aston Martin also states that Vanquish Volante opens for the first time on a gig of his own, a windshield same angle and height of cut. On the other hand, the triple-layer top folds in 14 seconds. As for the trunk, it shows the same payload capacity of 279 l, top up or lowered. Marketing is scheduled for the end of this year in France at a price of EUR 300 000, a little over 4000 euros off the Vanquish. A trifle to ride in the open air and enjoy the sound of its irreplaceable scrolls V12. An “old” mill plays a melody always intoxicating … It’s better than some more modern V12 but sanitized!