“DBS Superleggera produces a spectacular and relentless level of performance…”Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin
“DBS Superleggera produces a spectacular and relentless level of performance and so for the Volante, we focussed on bringing that extra level of sensory overload that only an open-top Super GT can deliver inside the cabin,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer . “With the unique dynamics, beautiful yet brutish design and the unmistakable harmonics of Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre V12 engine, we believe we have delivered a unique and unforgettable driving experience that is synonymous with the traditions of the Volante name.”
Aston Martin’s 4,100 pound open air flagship convertible can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and from 0-100 mph in 6.7 seconds. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a carbon-fibre prop shaft and a new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission mounted at the back of the car. Strengthened to cope with the V12’s massive torque output, the transmission also has a shorter final drive for increased responsiveness and in-gear acceleration.
Stopping power is provided by 410mm diameter ventilated carbon ceramic brakes up front and 360 mm ventilated carbon ceramic brakes in the rear. Brake caliper colours include Black, Red, Grey, Yellow, Q Madagascar Orange, Q Vivid Red, Q Vivid Blue, Q Vivid Orange or Anodised Bronze. The DBS Superleggera Volante is shod with 21” Ten Twin spoke wheels with Pirelli P Zero 265/35/21’s up front and 305/30/21 in the rear.
Driver aids include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Traction Control (TC), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Positive Torque Control (PTC) and Dynamic Torque Vectoring (DTV).