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.