They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the new Aston Martin DB11 Volante is both a car you’ll want to step back and admire as well as be admired in. It’s classic lines and high-end style effortlessly ooze class and craftsmanship.
And what better way to blow away the winter blues and leave the damp grey days behind you than by taking the Aston Martin DB11 Volante for a test drive at Aston Martin Bristol - with the top down, of course.
Nothing says summer like a convertible but with full leather heated seats to envelop you, who says the sun needs to be shining to enjoy the drive?
It takes just 16 seconds for the eight layers of fabric in the roof to lower even if you’re driving at 30 mph and an even sleeker 14 seconds to raise. The fabric layers also mean great sound-proofing with the roof up and an excellent opportunity to fully appreciate the magnificent sound of the V8 engine with the top down.
The Aston Martin DB11 Volante is only available as a V8, meaning it’s confident and quick through the bends. It has a top speed of 187 mph and hits 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. A deployable spoiler keeps the rear planted and the driver firmly in control at all times.
There’s recalibrated steering and rear suspension, adaptive dampers and three drive modes giving you the ability to soften or harden the car’s ride.
The fabric rather than hard roof also maximises boot space meaning there’s room for four aircraft carry-on suitcases. The two rear seats can even accommodate a child’s ISOFIX car seat
As well as the full-grain leather interior, electrically-operated front seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control and full satellite navigation system with smartphone connectivity also comes as standard.
The exterior benefits from standard-fit 20-inch alloy wheels, LED lights at front and rear and a front grille finished in polished aluminum. Prices for this classy convertible start from £159,000.