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2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

Technical Specs
566 hp 457 lb-ft 3.9 s 183 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V12 Length n/a
Displacement 262 cu in (5935 cc) Width n/a
Power 566 hp (422 kW) @ 6750 rpm Height n/a
Torque 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) @ 5500 rpm Weight n/a
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 3.9 s (4.1 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 183 mph (295 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 6 Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 255/35 ZR20 Manufacturer's Origin United Kingdom
Tire Size - Rear 305/30 ZR20 Base Price $297,995
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Ready for Summer: Aston Martin's Ultimate Convertible

Published: Fri Jul 26, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: Aston Martin
Styling cues such as the elegant waist, elongated side 
strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the One-77 supercar while the 
folding fabric roof sits beneath a tonneau and decklid that have been 
aerodynamically tuned for optimum performance.
Styling cues such as the elegant waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the One-77 supercar while the folding fabric roof sits beneath a tonneau and decklid that have been aerodynamically tuned for optimum performance.

The Vanquish Volante is a stunning new luxury sports car that brings the thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class. Alongside its coupe sibling, launched to worldwide acclaim last autumn, the Vanquish Volante sits at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker's sports car line-up.

Benefitting from all of the technical, engineering and design advances present in the Vanquish coupe, the new Volante enhances the driving experience still further through the option of exciting convertible driving.

Instantly becoming one of the most beautiful cars in its class, Vanquish Volante crucially retains the coupe's dynamic character and sporting capability. It boasts the same new AM11 6.0-liter V12 engine as the coupe and the same blistering performance figures, meaning the 0-60 mph sprint is despatched in just 3.9 seconds (estimated) while the top speed stands at 183 mph.

Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fiber-skinned Volante in the brand's 100-year history, while also being the stiffest Volante body structure yet created by the engineering team at Aston Martin's global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. The new car's triple-skin lightweight fabric roof takes just 14 seconds to fold.

The design of Vanquish Volante represents the latest take on Aston Martin's iconic visual language. Styling cues such as the elegant waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the One-77 supercar while the folding fabric roof sits beneath a tonneau and decklid that have been aerodynamically tuned for optimum performance.

The windscreen, meanwhile, is now full height - a first for Aston Martin - which means that the glass runs up to meet the fabric roof, thereby achieving a particularly clean transition.

The Vanquish Volante's 'suit' of carbon fiber panels cloaks a cabin that is both sophisticated and comfortable. The 2+2 cabin is elegantly attired in authentic and luxurious materials: full grain Luxmil leather with optional quilting, metal controls and satin chrome trim underscore the car's well-appointed nature.

As practical as it is well-dressed, the Vanquish Volante boasts a boot that's fully 50% larger than that of the previous DBS Volante. It measures 279 liters - roof up or down - and makes the new Aston Martin the perfect choice for continent-crossing grand tours as well as daily drives.

Perhaps one of the most striking interior design elements is the centre stack with refinements providing a more elegant form that is also more intuitive and accessible for both driver and front seat passenger.

A direct descendent of the One-77 centre stack, the Vanquish and Vanquish Volante's set-up retains familiar elements such as the ECU engine start button and glass gear selection buttons while featuring a new infotainment system and a significantly more user-friendly design.

The facia trim now stretches down the whole centre stack and is manufactured from a single piece of material giving a uniform finish.

The user interface boasts a simple, ergonomically efficient layout as well as technological updates that make it the brand's most advanced in-car system available today.

Capacitive glass buttons with illumination and haptic feedback feature in the rest of the center stack's switchgear. Haptic feedback is more commonly found in touch-screen mobile phones and Aston Martin became among the first significant luxury car manufacturers in the world to use the technology in a series production model when it debuted on Vanquish coupe in 2012.

Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman explained: "Vanquish Volante is a sports car, of course, but more even than that it is the ultimate Volante. A car which follows a long line of elegant Aston Martin convertibles, this super GT is sculpted to convey sophistication as much as raw power.

"The aerodynamically shaped tonneau, the proportions of the folding fabric roof, the luxurious nature of the cabin - these elements have been pored over by the Design team, working with our Engineering colleagues, to ensure we deliver the aesthetic appeal for which Aston Martin is renowned around the world."

Priced from 199,995 GBP in the UK; 264,995 EUR in Germany; $297,995 MSRP in the United States and $323,974 RRP in Dubai, first deliveries of the new sports car are expected to begin in the UK and Continental Europe late in 2013.

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