However from past experience, when Aston hatched-off the roof of the DB9, they've turned it into a cruiser rather than a sports car. Well, not exactly this time. Because the cache on the DBS hard-top (coupe) is so stiff and solid, the DBS Volante gets the same solidity structure as the coupe model. That means, the DBS Volante will just look as beautiful as the DBS coupe, and enjoyable as a true open-air vehicle. And when the weather gets awful, the Volante's retractable fabric roof will come on in just 14 seconds, and can be done while moving at 30 mph.
With the full structural solidity and low-weight body as the DBS coupe, the DBS Volante doesn't lose any of its original power. So, the DBS Volante gets the same 510hp and 420 lb-ft from the 6.0L V12. Mated to either a 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed “Touchtronic” sequential-automatic gearbox. Both transmissions get the DBS Volante to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, and up to 191 mph; same numbers at the DBS coupe. Also as the DBS coupe, the Volante is offered with carbon ceramic brakes as standard.
In addition to the awesome V12 sound, passengers can also enjoy Bang & Olufsen’s renowned ‘BeoSound DBS’ in-car entertainment system, featuring 13 speakers in standard equipment.
Prices will be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show.
Source : [Aston Martin]