Saturday, January 28, 2023
News Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is Fastest Aston Convertible Ever

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is Fastest Aston Convertible Ever

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Coupe is fast. The convertible version unveiled yesterday is just as as fast.

The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is the convertible version of the sportiest Aston Martin on sale today, and it has lost nothing by taking the roof off.

It’s actually the fastest convertible ever built by Aston Martin and is available to order right now. Priced at around $330,000 (247,000 pounds), it bumps the DBS Superleggera Coupe‘s price by almost 10 percent.

Hearing that 5.2-liter V12 on full blast without the roof to filter anything out will certainly be worth it. Aston Martin calls that the “extra level of sensory overload that only an open-top super-GT can deliver” and we agree.

The 12-cylinder engine produces 715 bhp and 664 pound-feet of torque which is identical to the Coupe version. Weight has increased by 170 kilos in the transition to Volante, but the car still ready 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and 160 km/h in just 6.7 seconds.

The soft-top roof has eight layers of insulation and can be lowered or put up in 14 seconds. You can even lower the roof using a remote from outside. As it folds into the trunk, the roof flattens out to a height of 26 centimeters according to Aston Martin. That’s less than any other exotic GT and ensures there’s still enough luggage space for your weekend getaway.

That’s the thing about the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and the Aston Martin brand as a whole. Yes it’s fast and yes it’s designed to tear up race tracks, but it’s also a perfect daily cruiser you can use in any situation. The Volante just adds an extra level of fun by letting the sun shine in your face.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante | Photo: Aston Martin

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante | Photo: Aston Martin

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante | Photo: Aston Martin
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Interior | Photo: Aston Martin

Trending Now

Rolls-Royce Could Have to Increase its First EVs Production Run

The company’s CEO said the Spectre EV received “far more” orders than expected. Full details for the EV have yet to be announced...

Acura 2023 Lineup: Models And Changes Overview

The Acura NSX halo supercar and ILX sedan are gone. Acura Integra makes a comeback, hot-rod Type S variant on the way. No...

Jaguar’s EV future will get detailed in 2023

Jaguar will become fully electric in the next few years. We will get more information on the brand's future in 2023. The first...

Thanks to Car and Driver, we now have a few more information about the Kia Ev9

The base price will be $56,000 in the US. The base engine delivers 200 hp and 250 ft-lb of torque. The most expensive...

Tesla Cybertruck Production Delayed, Now Expected in 2024

Elon Musk says the first units will be built this summer, with full-scale production next year. The specifications and price of the electric...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.