The DBS Superleggera Volante is the Fastest Convertible Model By Aston Martin

It can hit 340 km/h top speed.

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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante has been inroduced featuring characteristics of three iconic models. The fastest convertible model in the company’s history, it can hit 340 km/h top speed. The car has been built in-house under the supervision of Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.

Talking about the flagship car, he said, “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.”

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante carries a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 churning out 715BHP and 900Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission installed at the back of the car. It can cover 100 km in just 3.6 seconds and hit 161 km/h speed in 6.7 seconds.

The automaker made a number of tweaks to increase the downforce and keep it closer to the coupe model. There are a number of dynamic driving modes each offering a unique sound. While GT mode offers rumbling sound, the notes of Sport and Sport Plus are more powerful.

The automaker also worked hard to offer an ideal roof and rear package. The roof takes 14 seconds to open and 16 seconds to close. It can also be operated from the remote key within a two-meter radius of the vehicle. Aston Martin tested this roof’s functionality 100,000 times across the Death Valley as well as the Arctic Circle.

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer, talking about the DBS Superleggera Volante said: “There is nothing on earth that compares to the roar of an Aston Martin V12 and I believe that the DBS Superleggera Volante provides one of the greatest sensory experiences in the automotive world. This is truly a testament to the no-compromise approach of our engineers and designers, to deliver the two key aspects of a convertible Super GT. Exceptional performance in an irresistible form, DBS Superleggera has justifiably won the hearts and minds of Super GT lovers the world over, and the Volante takes this concept to the next level”.

The DBS Superleggera Volante starts at £247,500 (RRP inc Tax)*  in the UK, €295,500 (RRP in Tax)* in Germany and $329,100 (MSRP inc. Gas Guzzler Tax)* in the US. Customers will start receiving their cars from Q3 2019.

 

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Specification

 

Body

  • Two-door Volante body style with 2+2 seating
  • Extruded bonded aluminum body structure with composite panels
  • LED high and low beam headlamps with integrated direction indicator, daytime running lights, position lamp, lock/unlock graphic theatre
  • Signature LED tail lamp with stop tail and dynamic indicator functions
  • Carbon Fibre Clamshell bonnet
  • Side louver
  • Aeroblade

 

Engine

  • All-alloy quad overhead cam, 48-valve 5.2-liter bi-turbo, V12 with stop/start cylinder deactivation
  • Water-to-air Charge Cooling
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalyzed stainless-steel exhaust system with cross pipes
  • Compression ratio 9.3:1
  • Dual Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Knock-sensing
  • Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
  • Electrically controlled exhaust
  • Maximum power: 715bhp/725PS @ 6500rpm
  • Maximum torque: 900Nm/663lb ft @ 1800-5000rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.6 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 211mph

 

Fuel Economy

  • Combined MPG (WLTP): 20.1*
  • Combined l/100km (WLTP): 14*
  • CO2 (NEDC): 295g/km*

 

*Estimated figures

 

Transmission

  • Rear mid-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Alloy torque tube with Carbon Fibre propeller shaft
  • Final drive ratio: 2.93:1

 

Steering

  • Electric power-assisted steering rack with 13.09:1 steering ratio
  • Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.27 turns lock-to-lock

 

Suspension

  • Front independent double wishbone design coil springs, anti-roll bar, and adaptive damping
  • Rear multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and adaptive damping
  • Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Skyhook technology modes GT, Sport and Sport Plus

 

Wheels & Tyres

  • 21” Ten Twin spoke wheel – silver
  • Front 21” Pirelli P Zero 265/35/21
  • Rear 21” Pirelli P Zero 305/30/21

 

Brakes

  • Front ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs 410mm diameter
  • Rear ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs 360mm diameter
  • Electric park brake
  • 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)
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring (DTV)

 

DIMENSIONS

  • Length:                         4715mm
  • Width:                           2145mm (including door mirrors)
  • Rear width:                   1970mm (excluding door mirrors)
  • Front width:                  1942mm (excluding door mirrors)
  • Height:                         1295mm
  • Wheelbase:                  2805mm
  • Front overhang:            915mm
  • Rear overhang:             995mm
  • Ground clearance:        120mm (excluding air dam)
  • Ground clearance:        90mm (including air dam)
  • Front track:                   1665mm
  • Rear track:                   1645mm
  • Angle of approach:        9.5 degrees
  • Angle of departure:        13 degrees
  • Turning circle:               12.3m

 

MASS

  • Dry weight from:            1863kg
  • Weight distribution:       50:50

 

STANDARD SPECIFICATION

  • Primary exterior paint colour
  • 2×2 Carbon Fibre gloss exterior body pack
  • Quad exhaust with Matte Black finisher
  • Red tail lamps
  • Black front grille
  • Body coloured Windscreen surround finisher
  • Black under bonnet cross brace
  • Gloss Black side louvre
  • Black bonnet mesh
  • Exterior body coloured mirror caps
  • Primary coloured hood outer
  • 21” Ten Twin spoke wheels – silver
  • Dark Anodised brake calipers
  • Enamel wing badges
  • Sports Plus seats
  • Caithness leather and Alcantara environment
  • Obsidian Black leather sports steering wheel
  • Headrest detailing – DBS embroidered logo
  • Carpet cabin
  • Dark Chrome interior jewellery
  • Piano Black trim inlay
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Keyless entry
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Memory and heated seats
  • Heated rear screen
  • Side mirror tilt down on reverse
  • Parking distance display and parking assist
  • Floor mats

 

IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT

  • Aston Martin premium audio system
  • Touch pad
  • 8.0” LCD screen
  • iPod and iPhone integration and USB playback
  • DAB and AM/FM radio
  • Bluetooth audio and streaming
  • Integrated Satellite Navigation System
  • 360-degree camera

 

OPTIONAL FEATURES

 

EXTERIOR

  • Contemporary or Special Aston Martin exterior paint
  • Exterior body pack finishes – 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre Tinted Black2
  • Hood outer – Contemporary or Special Hood outer
  • Side louvers – 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre, 2×2 Gloss Carbon Fibre Tinted Black2
  • Bonnet louvers – 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre, 2×2 Gloss Carbon Fibre Tinted Black2
  • Mirror caps – Gloss Black painted, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre, 2×2 Gloss Carbon Fibre Tinted Black2
  • 21” Ten Twin spoke wheels – Shadow Chrome
  • 21” Ten Twin spoke wheels – Gloss Black Diamond Turned
  • 21” Forged twin spoke wheel – Gloss Black
  • 21” Forged twin spoke wheel – Satin Black
  • Alternative brake caliper colors – Black, Red, Grey, Yellow, Q Madagascar Orange, Q Vivid Red, Q Vivid Blue, Q Vivid Orange or Anodised Bronze

 

INTERIOR

  • Full leather interior
  • Caithness or Balmoral leather
  • A Pillar – Alcantara or Matched to Leather
  • Rokona® – Contemporary hood inners
  • Contrast Welt
  • Colour keyed boot carpet
  • Carbon Fibre steering wheel
  • Embroidered headrest – Aston Martin wings
  • Embossed headrest – DBS logo or Aston Martin wings
  • Placed or Geode perforation3
  • Triaxial or Geode quilting3
  • Option trim inlays – Dyed Open Pore Tamo Ash, 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre Satin, Satin Chopped Carbon Fibre
  • Optional seat back veneers – Piano Black, Dyed Open Pore Tamo Ash, 2×2 Carbon Fibre Satin, Satin Chopped Carbon Fibre
  • Option interior jewelry – Satin Silver, Dark Chrome with 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre interior pack
  • Optional seat belt colors – Flint, Champagne, Spicy Red, Mocha, Graphite
  • Optional 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre Tonneau cover and rear waterfall 5
  • Deep pile floor mats

 

FUNCTIONAL

  • Aston Martin tracking1
  • Garage door opener
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system
  • Ventilated seats4
  • Wind Deflector
  1. Only available in certain markets
  2. Carbon fibre type cannot be mixed and therefore is linked to first selected piece
  3. Quilting and perforation are not available on Alcantara
  4. Ventilated seats require seat perforation
  5. Only available when 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre trim inlay is selected
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