19 Jun 2013

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante - specs, price and photos

This is the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.  It's Aston Martin's new 565bhp top of the range convertible and is an absolute stunner.

The Volante is essentially the Vanquish sans roof which means it is powered by the AM11 6 litre V12 and does 0-61mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 183mph.  Torque is 457 lb ft.  With such a huge lump up front the weight distribution is a pleasing 51:49.

Talking of weight the Vanquish Volante features carbon fibre bodywork and semi-structural carbon components for the first time in an Aston Martin Volante and weighs in at 1844kg.  The roof can be retracted at up to 30 mph in 14 seconds and is made from lightweight, triple-skin fabric.

Boot space isn't sacrificed.  The boot is 50% larger than that in the coupe at 279 litres, whether the roof is up or down.

As you can see from the photos the Vanquish Volante is a 2+2, although the +2 will need to have legs like ET to fit in.

The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante will cost from £199,995 in the UK, $297,995 in the US and $323,974 in Dubai and will be available in Autumn 2013.