The DB11 Volante is the convertible variant of the DB11 Coupé, a model that Aston Martin introduced in 2016 and we drove just a few weeks ago. When it reaches the market, in early 2018, it will occupy the place left by the DB9 Volante, a model that went on sale in Spain between 2005 and 2012.
The opening and closing process of the canvas hood of the DB11 Volante is completely automatic and can be carried out at speeds up to 50 km / h by pressing a button arranged for this purpose in the console or by the remote control of the vehicle . It takes 14 seconds to take off and 16 to put on, slightly less than what a BMW 6 Series Convertible needs (19 and 24 seconds respectively). For the construction of the hood, Aston Martin has used 8 layers of canvas, although we do not know the thickness of the same.
The DB11 Volante has a body size virtually identical to that of the DB11 Coupé: it measures the same length and width and is only one centimeter higher. It weighs 1945 kilos, 110 more than the coupe variant but 600 less than a Continental Bentley GTC V8 and 103 less than a Maserati GranCabrio , two of its main alternatives .
At the time of its launch you will be able to choose with a gasoline engine V8 biturbo of 4,0 liters of displacement that gives a maximum power of 510 CV. The gearbox is automatic of torque converter type and eight ratios (manufactured in collaboration with the specialist ZF) and the traction is in the rear wheels. As in the DB11 Coupé, the rear axle has a self-locking differential . At the moment, Aston Martin does not give the possibility to order a DB11 Volante with the engine of twelve cylinders and 608 horses that yes is available in the variant with body coupe.
The DB11 Volante can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds and reach 300 km / h of maximum speed, figures similar to those of the DB11 Coupé . A BMW M6 Convertible, which is notably more powerful and heavy, accelerates slower from standstill and reaches a lower maximum speed (although it is electronically limited .
As standard, the DB11 Steering Wheel will include elements such as LED lights for all functions, 20-inch diameter alloy wheels with Bridgestone tires exclusively made for this vehicle, leather-trimmed front seats with electric settings and three position memories , a system of cameras that generate a zenith view of the vehicle, Isofix fixings in the rear seats or a multimedia system with eight-inch screen. Optionally, you can also order different types of decorative moldings and skins, an aerodynamic deflector for the rear seats, ventilated front seats or a sound system of the Bang & Olufsen specialist with 13 loudspeakers.