Purists could be shocked to discover that this drop-top is propelled forward by a V8 rather than a velvety smooth V12, but the eight-cylinder 4-liter twin-turbocharged block in question comes courtesy of Mercedes-AMG.
It was previewed in prototype form previous year, but now it's here for real. Joining the DB11 Coupe, which was launched to wide acclaim a year ago, the new DB11 Volante is aimed to set new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT.
But let's address the engine.
Under the hood, meanwhile, there's a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
Deliveries of the Aston Martin DB11 Volante in the USA are scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2018 and will be priced from $220,385 including destination. The DB11 Volante has been engineered to deliver a much broader envelope of abilities. In fact, the Volante is close in weight to the V12 coupe. This setup allows the convertible to sprint from 0-62 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds before topping out at 187 miles per hour, making it only a tenth of a second slower off the line than the V8-powered coupe.
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Curb weight with all fluids is quoted at 4134 lbs. with a 47:53 front-to-rear weight balance. The V8 is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels.
Standard equipment includes a torque-vectoring system and a limited-slip differential for improved grip and cornering, three driving modes and a retractable spoiler for better aerodynamics. It takes just 14 seconds to lower, and you can operate it at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour. The combination of acoustic and insulation materials takes 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close, and can be used at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour with a 31 miles per hour headwind. Aston Martin also says that the new soft top design provides 20 percent more trunk space than the outgoing DB9.
Inside, you get all the fine trappings of the DB11 coupe, plus interestingly, optional wood backing on the seats.
"For many of our customers, indeed many generations of Aston Martin customer, the Volante has always offered something very special: a unique combination of elegant style, innate sporting ability and sensory engagement that lifts it above other open-top cars", said Aston Martin president and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer.
The defining feature of the DB11 Volante is its convertible roof.