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Monterey Car Week at Pebble Beach Aston Martin Prepares to Unveil Latest Model at Monterey Car Week

Aston Martin Prepares to Unveil Latest Model at Monterey Car Week

Aston Martin’s upcoming reveal at Monterey Car Week hints at innovation, possibly showcasing the anticipated DB12 Volante convertible.


  • Aston Martin’s announcement of a new model at Monterey Car Week sparks anticipation.

  • Recent spy shots suggest the potential debut of the DB12 Volante convertible, showcasing a folding fabric roof.

  • The DB12 model boasts significant under-the-skin changes, including a reworked interior and the introduction of a Mercedes-AMG V8 engine.


Aston Martin is generating excitement in the automotive world as it gears up to unveil a new model during the highly anticipated Monterey Car Week. Building on the success of last year’s V12 Vantage Roadster debut at the same event, the British automaker is poised to make another significant announcement.

Aston Martin DB12 | Photo: Aston Martin

While specific details about the upcoming model remain undisclosed, recent insights from spy shots suggest that the curtain might rise on the convertible version of the DB12 grand tourer, likely named the DB12 Volante. These glimpses captured during testing at Germany’s Nürburgring provide a glimpse into the model’s design evolution, particularly its notable folding fabric roof.

Beneath the aesthetic refinements, the heart of the DB12 has undergone a substantial transformation. An impressive 80% of its components have been reengineered, and the interior has been revitalized, featuring the brand’s first in-house developed infotainment touchscreen, an upgrade from the previous DB11’s switchgear-controlled display.

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The powertrain of the new model has also seen a change, with the V12 engine being replaced by Mercedes-AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. This powerplant produces an impressive 671bhp and 590lb ft of torque, enhancing the vehicle’s performance capabilities. Moreover, this transition contributes to a weight reduction of 100kg, translating to improved agility and handling. Structural enhancements, including reinforced braces, crossmembers, and undertrays, further enhance the driving experience by making the DB12 approximately 7% stiffer than its predecessor.

Aston Martin DB12 | Photo: Aston Martin

While these advancements are promising, the shift to a convertible configuration might introduce an elevated weight due to necessary chassis adjustments. This alteration could potentially lead to a marginally increased curb weight compared to the coupé’s 1685kg. Drawing from the lessons of the previous DB11, which added 110kg in convertible form, Aston Martin is aiming to strike the right balance between performance and open-air driving pleasure.


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