DBS Volante

2008 - 2012

The DBS Volante is almost as athletic as its sister coupé, whilst giving a more leisurely feel. Its redesigned frame gives it unusual rigidity for a convertible, while the characteristic rumble of the V12 engine and fine detailing of the interior make every journey into a special occasion.

No performance has been sacrificed compared to the coupé; the Volante offers a similarly swift and controlled ride at all speeds and on all types of road. The tonneau cover housing the lowered roof and anti-roll bars fits neatly behind the rear seats, detracting neither from the car’s looks nor its drag coefficient.

Overview

The Volante is a large car, but the extensive use of lightweight materials means that it comes in at just 113kg heavier than the coupé. The 510bhp of thrust available from the 6.0 litre V12 ensures an equally lively ride. Capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 191mph, this convertible has given up little in terms of performance.

In addition to offering the sensation of exhilarating speed in the open air, the Volante is notably stable and easily controlled.  Even when caught in low-speed traffic, the pedals are finely weighted enough to ensure smooth, regular progress. And at mid-range speeds the ride is equally assured, without disguising the reserves of power available if you feel the need to put your foot down.

Aston Martin DBS Volante

Technology

Aston Martin DBS Volante

The design of the Volante’s soft-top fabric roof is the most advanced yet seen on an Aston Martin convertible, and is a striking feat of engineering. The roof very effectively cuts out road noise, wind noise and the elements with its Thinsulate® material. Pressing the relevant button raises or lowers the mechanism in 14 seconds, due to the efficiency of the newly-designed five-piston hydraulic pump. The roof can also be raised or lowered whilst travelling at any speed under 30mph.

If the noise of the engine itself is not sufficiently musical, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound DBS system allows you to enjoy audio of outstanding quality. The 13 speakers of this purpose-built sound system have been designed for the layout of the Volante to provide the clearest acoustics possible.

Specification

  • Top Speed190 MPH

  • 0-60 MPH4.3s

  • Max Power510 BHP

  • Engine Size5935 CC

  • Weight1695 KG

Aston Martin DBS Volante
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4720 mm / 185.8 in
Vehicle width 1905 mm / 75 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1280 mm / 50.4 in
Wheelbase 2740 mm / 107.9 in
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 1695 kg / 3737 lb
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 570 Nm / 420 lb ft @ 5750 rpm
Power output @ engine speed 510 bhp / 517 PS (DIN) / 380 kW @ 6500 rpm
Performance
Top speed 190 mph / 305 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.3 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 11.7 mpg (Imp.)
Extra urban 24.1 mpg (Imp.)
Combined consumption / range 1 17.3 mpg (Imp.)
CO2 emissions (combined) 388 g/km

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