- Here we have the Volante (open-top) version of the flagship spotted testing near the ‘Ring.
Aston Martin announced the resurrection of the DBS Superleggera moniker for the Vanquish’s successor. The new flagship from Gaydon was revealed in June and it made jaws drop with its scintillating beauty. Now, for those who prefer open-top motoring, a Volante version of the gran-tourer is already in works.
The DBS Superleggera Volante was developed alongside the hardtop model. So it comes as a surprise from Aston Martin to delay the arrival of the soft-top flagship since the resurrected DBS Superleggera has already garnered a lot of positive response. The test mule bears the same design language seen on the coupe with the new gaping grille, massive alloy wheels and curvaceous body lines. The sleek tail lamps of the DBS is now complemented by the flat deck at the back which will house the foldable soft top.
However, the soft top is rather simple looking and without any drama compared to the rest of the car. The deployable active spoiler was also spotted and it has undergone significant development since its last sighting. There was a quad-exhaust set-up as well. The cabin will be carried forward from the hard top without any significant changes.
Under the skin, the Volante will use the same 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 which is capable of pumping out 715bhp and 900Nm. The eight-speed automatic transmission will send all the power to the rear wheels only. The added weight for the convertible will slightly affect the 0-100kmph times as well which stands at 3.4seconds for the coupe.
Aston Martin is expected to reveal the DBS Superleggera Volante pretty soon. It will be pricier compared to its hardtop variant and will surely come to India after the standard DBS goes on sale in the country sometime next year.