VOLANTE MAKES ITS DEBUT
In Aston Martin lexicon, Volante stands for beauty, exhilaration and style in the open-topped form. The first Aston Martin convertible to carry the name was a DB5 in 1965; some 52 years on, the latest Volante makes its debut. The DB11 Volante is available with a bi-turbo 4.0-litre V8 and features the same power output and agile handling as its coupé sibling while offering the hedonistic pleasures of open-air motoring when the weather permits. Aston Martin’s new bonded and extruded aluminium architecture makes the ideal basis for a convertible, as the rigid, light and strong structure offers near-identical levels of agility, performance and refinement to those of its coupé sibling. It also frees the designers to create a stunning, sleek shape that’s both aerodynamic and clean, with a distinct character all its own.
A UNIQUE FORGED MACHINE
Other unique features of the DB11 Volante include a waistline and tonneau finisher that’s offered in a choice of bright or dark finish, while the windscreen surround is also available in either body colour or gloss black. At the rear, the Aeroblade on the rear deck automatically deploys for high-speed stability, while three alloy wheel styles are offered for the DB11 Volante, including a new 20” forged machined Y-spoke wheel in a choice of three finishes. Interior design follows that of the DB11 V8 Coupé, with a monotone colour in Strathmore leather as standard but the option of duotone colour splits and Caithness or Balmoral leather.