Aston Martin DB11 Volante Is Almost Ready, Won’t Launch Before Spring 2018 Though

The Aston Martin DB11 family is bound to gain yet another member – the Volante, which will sit alongside the Coupe with its folding soft-top.

Previewed by three images that depict it in a prototype form, with additional bodywork covering the rear wings, it carries the same lines as its fixed roof sibling, including the C-shaped taillights and the air vents on the front fenders.

There’s no picture yet to show the front end of the car, but expect a similar nose, with the iconic Aston grille taking center stage, to the car unveiled earlier this year, in Geneva.

Power will continue to come from the same 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, developed in-house by the company’s engineers, which is capable of pushing 608 PS (600 HP) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels, through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

However, since the DB11 Volante will be heavier than the 1,800 kg (3,968 lbs) Coupe, as it will have to cope with the chopped-off roof, expect the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time to take more than 3.9 seconds, and the 322 km/h (200 mph) top speed to be slightly lower.

As for the car’s official reveal date, the “Opening Spring 2018” lettering on the side of this prototype is a pretty good hint that those interested in Aston’s upcoming convertible will have to wait at least another year and a half to touch it.

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