Aston Martin drops a convertible DB11 for Spring 2018 that picks up where the DB9 Volante left off. The lighter more rigid DB11 Volante comes after last year’s DB11 Coupe, and is similarly built with a bonded aluminum structure. Greater levels of performance and handling accentuate the more sporting side of its character, while increased refinement, comfort and interior space make it a true grand tourer.
The DB11 Volante features fresh ultra-slim ‘light blade’ tail lights, forged alloy wheels, and a single-piece aluminum bonnet. The interior features wood or carbon fire veneer panels on the seat backs and an 8-layer cosseted fabric hood – available in a choice of bordeaux red, black silver or grey silver. The cockpit also offers heated seats, heated steering wheel and rear seat ISOFIX attachment points.
The Volante’s hood takes just 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close and can be operated remotely from the key, or on the move at speeds of up to 31 mph. The new hood system has also led to a 20% gain in boot volume compared to the outgoing DB9 Volante.
Powered by an efficient 4.0 liter V8 with 503 horsepower, the offers 3 powertrain and chassis modes.
Working in perfect harmony with the 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, electric power steering and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring, the driver is able to configure the car’s responses and tailor its behavior in a way that best suits the road, weather conditions or their mood.