Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Aston Martin DB11 Volante goes on sale | New Release

Aston Martin DB11 Volante goes on sale | New Release

Aston Martin has unveiled the handsome 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante, which is going to arrive early next year, just in time for the flawless spring weather.

Fancy one? The DB11 Volante will start at £159,000 ($216,495 USD).

Aston says the convertible DB11 can be personalised by drivers, thanks to the three roof colour options - red, black or grey - as well as seat veneer panels and other options. The auto was also taken out to harsh real-world environments in Death Valley and the Arctic Circle for testing. It can be operated remotely from the key, or on the move at speeds of up to 31mph with a 31mph headwind. If you're anxious that the soft top roof won't be as strong as a metal one, Aston Martin went to extreme lengths to test the rigidity of the DB11 Volante's roof mechanism. The new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 makes 503 horsepower and should add a stellar aural experience as the well-heeled Aston owner lets the wind blow through his (or her) hair.

Mechanically the DB11 Volante is essentially the same as the Coupe, which means a bonded aluminium structure, rear-wheel drive, limited slip diff and eight-speed auto 'box, with the V8 delivering 503bhp.

The Volante carries over the striking single-piece aluminium bonnet, innovative "Curlicue" aerodynamic feature, and dramatic ultra-slim "light blade" tail lights from the DB11 Coupe. The new hood design also results in a 20% larger boot capacity than the outgoing DB9 Volante.

Aston's DB11 Convertible - is revealed, and it comes with only a 4.0 litre V8 option. Top speed is also identical for both models.

Aston Martin has pulled the covers off a convertible version of its DB11 grand tourer. "To protect the former you need strength and rigidity, but to preserve the latter you need to keep weight to a minimum".

Aston Martin says the new auto is 26kg lighter than the old DB9 Volante model, as well as five percent stiffer, to provide a better ride and handling experience. "One that combines greater performance and agility with increased comfort, refinement and interior space for occupants and their luggage". From what we can see, Aston Martin has another stunner in its growing line-up.

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