Aston Martin DB11 Volante Debuts With Sexy Styling And AMG V8 Engine

Feel free to be hyped about the new Aston Martin DB11 Volante, arguably one of the best-looking convertibles on the market.

Joining the V12-powered DB11 that was launched last year, and the newer AMG V8-powered model, this third member of the DB11 family features a fabric roof, available in a choice of Bordeaux red, black silver, and grey silver.

The soft-top has new acoustic and insulation materials, and 8-layer roof cossets, that keep occupants away from the wind noise and unpleasant weather. It takes 14 seconds to lower and 16 seconds to raise, and it can be operated at speeds of up to 31mph (50km/h).

Aston Martin promises that the new roof mechanism is as reliable as they come, after testing it to the extremes in special weather conditions, where it was subjected to more than 100,000 cycles, thus compressing 10 years of use into one month. Overall, the DB11 Volante was punished in various locations around the globe, from Death Valley to the Arctic Circle.

But the new Aston Martin DB11 Volante is more than just a pretty face, as it’s based on its fixed-roof siblings’ aluminum platform. This makes it lighter and more rigid than its predecessor, while also benefiting from a 20 percent gain in boot volume, compared to the DB9 Volante.

Under the hood is where the action takes place: a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, made by AMG, takes center stage and develops 510PS (503hp) and 695Nm (513lb-ft) of torque. The lump works together with an 8-speed automatic gearbox, limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring, and electric power steering.

Aston are keeping the performance specs to themselves for now, but the V8-powered DB11 Coupe needs 4.0 sec to sprint from naught to 100km/h (62mph), and will keep going up to 301km/h (187mph). It’s possible that the Volante will be a tad slower, because of the weight penalty that comes with its new body style.

First deliveries of the new Aston Martin DB11 Volante are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2018. Prices start from £159,900 ($211,541) in the United Kingdom, €199,000 ($235,852) in Germany, and $216,495 in the United States.

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  • Bash

    This is a looker. Stunning

  • donald seymour

    It’s not photogenic, but I can still see the beauty in it.

  • mp412c

    never understood why they bother with rear seats…. by the way love the rims!!!!

  • Dennis James

    Looks quite good, which means that it’s the top part that’s runining the looks of the regular version 🙂

  • fabri99

    I think it looks very good, but it isn’t the absolute beauty you’d expect from Aston Martin. It’s a sunner now, but I fear it won’t age as well as the DB9 and the Vantage have.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    more desirable than AMG GT C

    • Bo Hanan

      WRONG!

      • Six Thousand Times

        No, he’s not.

        • PK

          it’s debatable.

  • PK

    Volkswagon owns Bentley

    BMW owns Rolls Royce

    Mercedes Benz owns Aston Martin????

    What’s with the germans owning the british luxury automobiles????

    • TheBelltower

      Ford used to own Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover. Now Tata owns JLR. British brands are passed around like a hot potato. Partly because the labor laws and red tape in the UK are major obstacles to profitability.

      • PK

        so basically what you’re saying is. the british sucks at designing their own cars that they have to rely on different countries to design for them????

        • TheBelltower

          How did you arrive at that? It isn’t even remotely what I said.

          • PK

            idk i’m just saying.

        • Joff

          In a word, no

        • liams92

          The British are very good at designing their cars, just not historically good at running their companies. Bentleys, Rolls, Aston, MINI and JLR are designed and built in the UK. In fact the latest Ford GT and Mustang are designed by a Brit and I would consider them to be the best looking cars from the US big three.

    • Merc1

      Mercedes doesn’t own AM.

      M

    • Nordschleife

      Mercedes has a small percentage of Aston Martin but they do not own them.

  • TheBelltower

    This looks soooo much better without the roof.

  • Denzel

    It’s a beautiful design and with the roof off it’s even better. The whole floating roof thing doesn’t need to be on every thing.

  • Bob

    This looks better with the roof off; that said I still miss that aching desire I felt the first time I saw pictures of the DB9 Volante. This, on the other hand, is alright.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I never knew it’d look so good…like other people have said here I think it looks better as a convertible.

  • Nordschleife

    I just don’t think Aston Martin is good at rim design but the car is gorgeous.

  • supermanuel

    Gorgeous.

  • THAT’S ONE WAY TO GET RID OF THE BLACK PLASTIC CRAP THEY PUT ON THE COUPE.

  • fgclolz

    Off topic, but AM, please reveal the new Vantage V8 already!

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    without weird air blades, db11 cabrio looks better than coupe.actually db11 v8 also looking good compare to double colored v12.

  • LWOAP

    Coming in 2018 – 2019: Aston Martin DB11 S or DB11 AMR.

    Fingers crossed.

  • Six Thousand Times

    So beautiful. I really liked the coupe – this I love.

  • Can we agree that Aston should just call this car a DB, and then call DB12 or DB 8 depending on the engine? Like there is V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage? You could have a DB12 vantage, or GT, or S, or DB 8 S, Gt… (Aston and names…).

    They don’t seem to know how to use names at Aston Martin.

  • Bay APM

    So, this is a AMG GT Based?

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