This is the new Aston Martin DBS Volante, revealed in these exclusive Autocar pictures, and due for launch at the Geneva show in March.
Company sources say the open-top Aston Martin DBS Volante is designed as a much more focused driver’s car than the DB9 Volante. “It’s not an outright supercar, but we see it as the ultimate GT car,” said our contact. It’s likely to cost around £170,000 when it goes on sale in the early summer.
The DBS chassis has undergone a number of changes in its conversion, most of which are aimed at making the roofless model as stiff as possible.
The car is powered by Aston’s familiar 6.0-litre V12 engine, which is good for 510bhp and 420lb ft of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard and a six-speed ZF ‘Touchtronic’ auto is optional.
And even though the DBS Volante is around 90kg heavier than the coupé, it will still hit 62mph in just 4.3sec. Top speed is 191mph. Adaptive Damping, carbon-ceramic brake discs and a 13-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system are all standard equipment.