Despite our notoriously unpredictable weather, we Brits have a love affair with al-fresco driving. And, as a nation, we’ve created some of the most stunning cars to fulfil our passion. Nothing conjures up summertime, coastal roads and the wind in your hair better than an Aston Martin convertible. And none more so than the breathtakingly sleek DB11 Volante and the strikingly muscular DBS Superleggera Volante.
Volante. The name reserved for convertibles bearing the iconic Aston Martin wings. Unrivalled, perfectly poised grand tourers equally at ease promenading through city streets, cornering the corniches of the French riviera or soaring down endlessly smooth German autobahns.
The confident Aston Martin DB11 Volante
Engineered to perfection, styled to put its rivals in the shade and refined to achieve a delicate balance of ride, handling, responsiveness and refinement, the DB11 Volante takes open top driving to a new level.
With its striking single-piece aluminium bonnet and a V8 engine, the DB11 Volante embodies top-end elegance and athletic performance - leaping from 0 to 62mph in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 187mph.
Classic looks. Cutting edge technology
The timeless appeal of the fabric roof belies the very latest acoustic and insulation materials that cossets you from the ravages of weather and wind noise. The roof lowers in just 16 seconds to catch every ray. While the heated leather seats and steering wheel ensure you can enjoy the fresh air even on colder days.
No need to worry about (inevitable) downpours either. The roof closes in an impressive 14 seconds and can be operated remotely from the key, or on the move at up to 30mph with a 30mph headwind. Advances in the hood stacking system have also created a precious and generous 224 litres of boot space for your luggage or two sets of golf clubs.
The Aston Martin DB11 Volante combines greater performance and agility with increased comfort, refinement and interior space. As sports grand tourers go, this one is truly magnificent.
The commanding Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
Hold on to your hat. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is the fastest convertible model in the marque’s history, with a top speed of 211mph. The 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine packs a colossal 715bhp and 900Nm of torque - torque that kicks in at just 1,800rpm. With such ferocious acceleration, this supercar soars from 0 to 62mph in just 3.6 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.7 seconds.
Retaining the flagship coupe’s powerful dynamics, aggressive stance and remarkable performance, the DBS Superleggera Volante’s lightweight frame, carbon fibre body panels and carbon-ceramic brakes. mean that even when extra cooling is required, the Aston Martin DBS convertible doesn't get heavier. The sophisticated aerodynamics exploit every inch of surface airflow to deliver true down force and minimise lift.
Loud and proud
This beautiful (and brutal) super grand tourer shares the class-leading convertible technology of the DB11 Volante. The canopy greatly improving interior comfort when closed and allowing the unmistakable engine sound to fill the cabin when open. Because driving the DBS Superleggera is all about the noise. Tuned to perfection and equipped with a quad exhaust system, it delivers a muscular soundtrack that leaves its rivals whimpering.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante combines staggering performance, exquisite comfort and rousing revs to deliver an open-air sensory experience like no other. This is the super GT to win your heart and mind.