Less than a year after the release of the Aston Martin Vanquish, its open top sibling has been introduced – the Vanquish Volante.
The Vanquish Volante definitely has looks worthy of the Aston Martin badge, and with a 51:49 weight distribution it should be good to drive as well. The soft top folds down in 14 seconds, which exposes even further an interior that’s quite similar to the One-77’s.
Power comes from the same engine as the Vanquish coupe, a naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine with 573hp and 620 Nm (457 lb ft) of torque. The engine sends its grunt through a six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission, allowing the Vanquish Volante to get from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 295km/h.
Aston Martin states that the Vanquish Volante is the first Volante model to ever have a full carbon fibre body. Underneath the body is the same VH architecture as the coupe, an all-aluminium structure that’s very rigid, lightweight and strong – it is actually 14% stiffer than its DBS Volante predecessor.
Stopping power comes from Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) units, consisting of 398mm x 36mm discs at the front (with six-piston callipers) and 360mm x 32mm discs at the back (with four-piston callipers). The steering is an electronically-assisted system with a 15:1 ratio and 2.6 turns from lock-to-lock.
The Vanquish Volante will go on sale late this year, with prices starting at €264,995 in Germany, $297,995 in the United States, and £199,995 in the UK.