Aston Martin DB11 Volante primed for 2018 launch

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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante Drop-top uses same 5.2-litre V12 as the coupé, generating 600bhp as well as 516lb ft of torque

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The Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed ahead of going on sale in spring 2018. 

Described as a “lightly disguised engineering car”, the convertible design of the recently launched DB11 sports car will use the same twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 as the coupé, generating 600bhp at 6500rpm as well as 516 lb ft between 1500 as well as 5000rpm

The DB11 Volante could also launch that has a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 via Mercedes-AMG, due to be introduced to the Aston Martin range next year inside successor to the V8 Vantage. Producing 525bhp, the engine will be currently used inside Mercedes-AMG GT.

The carbon fibre-bodied DB11 Volante will be slightly heavier than the coupé due to the addition of the roof mechanism as well as chassis strengthening. With an inherently strong Centeng as well as chassis, expect only a subtle increase in weight – a spokesman told Autocar the Volante will be aiming to match the coupé’s 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds.

A sound-deadening multilayer fabric roof will keep noise down inside cabin, as well as Aston Martin will likely make subtle improvements to the driving dynamics, including a slightly softer suspension set-up than the hardtop.

With four-seater convertible rivals including the Bentley GT Speed Convertible as well as Ferrari California T, as well as additions like the S63 AMG Convertible, the DB11 Volante will launch that has a cost-tag of around £155,000, £10,000 more than the hardtop.

The 2018 DB11 Volante will be just one part of Aston Martin’s plan for the next 5 years, which, inside near future, includes replacements for the V8 Vantage as well as Vanquish as well as a fresh all-electric design of the Rapide, called the RapidE. The Aston Martin AM RB-001 hypercar will go on sale in 2018, while the electric DBX crossover – the first car to be produced at Aston’s St. Athans, Wales plant – will arrive in 2020.

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