Aston Martin’s new DBS Superleggera Volante – the soft-top version of the luxury brand’s GT flagship – has become the fastest convertible model in the company’s history with a 211 mph top speed.
Its twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 also delivers the exact same amount of power and torque, namely 715 bhp and 664 lb-ft, as the regular hard-topped DBS Superleggera.
And the Volante’s acceleration from 0-62 mph at 3.6 seconds is only 0.2 seconds slower than its coupe sibling.
Roof operation, meanwhile, is claimed to take 14 seconds to open and 16 seconds to close and can be operated from inside or, for an extra bit of showing off, from the remote key within a two-metre radius of the car.
Externally, the cabriolet’s design is more-or-less the same as the coupe model, except for a revised iteration at the car’s rear to accommodate the clothed roofline. At maximum velocity, the Volante produces 177 kg of downforce, which is just 3 kg less than the coupe.
“With the unique dynamics, beautiful yet brutish design and the unmistakable harmonics of Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre V12 engine, we believe we have delivered a unique and unforgettable driving experience that is synonymous with the traditions of the Volante name,” claims company design boss, Marek Reichman.
Deliveries of the new convertible are set to begin from autumn 2019.