Aston Martin is readying a drop-top Volante model of the brand new DBS Superleggera, with the most recent prototypes noticed sporting the total manufacturing physique for the primary time.
Disguised check mules of the Vanquish Volante successor have been noticed in all places from the Nürburgring race monitor to the M40 motorway prior to now few months, however they all the time featured non-standard bodywork. This time, nonetheless, the rear-end design from the coupé can clearly be seen, whereas the remainder of the physique is just about undisguised.
The DBS Superleggera is Aston’s largest, quickest and strongest sequence manufacturing mannequin, and the Volante will lose little or no of that efficiency. The 715bhp turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 will switch over unchanged, placing energy by way of the rear wheels by way of a ZF eight-speed automated gearbox mounted in a transaxle structure.
Given the extra weight of a folding roof mechanism and any structural bracing required to take care of the Volante’s chassis rigidity, the coupé’s Zero-62mph time of three.4sec may enhance by a few tenths. The 211mph prime pace would possibly drop, too, both due to decreased aerodynamic effectivity or by way of a synthetic limiter.
We do not but know when the DBS Superleggera Volante will make its debut, however as a result of the coupé has solely simply gone on sale, it will not be till at the very least subsequent spring. With pricing for the hard-top beginning at £225,000, the Volante model is prone to push the £250,000 mark when it arrives in showrooms.
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