Aston Martin Db12 Volante

The New DB12 Volante: Open-Top Luxury Super Tourer

Aston Martin’s latest offering, the DB12 Volante, redefines the concept of open-top driving with its exceptional performance, meticulous engineering, and exquisite design. This high-performance convertible, equipped with a potent 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine generating 671bhp, promises an exhilarating driving experience.

At the heart of the DB12 Volante is Aston Martin’s rigid bonded aluminum structure, ensuring unparalleled stability and agility. The car’s meticulously engineered underbody components, including the rear suspension upper mounting points and lateral connections, enhance global torsional stiffness by nearly 5%. These modifications, combined with a non-isolated steering column and a stiffer front axle, result in precise steering and exceptional driver connection.

For many of our customers, roof down driving is the greatest pleasure. Aston Martin Volantes have captured that emotion and expressed it in unique style for more than six decades. With the new DB12 Volante we have changed the rules, creating a car that intensifies those feelings by preserving all the purity and exceptional sporting capabilities of the DB12 Coupe. A rare and true sporting convertible in every respect, this is a car to challenge preconceptions and find a new generation of Volante customer

Amedeo Felisa, Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer

The DB12 Volante’s impressive performance is driven by its powerful engine, tuned to deliver a remarkable 680PS/671bhp and 800Nm/590lb ft. Accelerating from 0-60mph in just 3.6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 202mph, this convertible offers breathtaking speed and power. The ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, along with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) and four-stage ESC, allows drivers to tailor the car’s behavior according to their preferences.

One of the standout features of the DB12 Volante is its electrically-operated ‘K-fold’ roof, which takes only 14 seconds to open and 16 seconds to close, even while driving at speeds of up to 31mph. The roof, when raised, maintains the car’s sleek profile, ensuring an elegant appearance. Aston Martin offers a choice of four exterior hood colors, allowing for customization to match individual preferences.

Volante possesses all the Super Tourer traits so successfully introduced in the DB12 Coupe. That we have preserved this class-leading performance and handling is testament to the underlying brilliance of the DB12 platform and the work we have done to maintain the advantage of its superb powertrain and chassis in an open-top version. No longer the ‘softer’ option, DB12 Volante offers the stimulation of a true sports car with the unique pleasure and satisfaction that only a convertible Aston Martin can deliver.

Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer
Aston Martin Db12 Volante Side

Inside the DB12 Volante, Aston Martin prioritizes comfort and luxury. The car’s interior, crafted with the finest materials, exudes opulence and sophistication. The design seamlessly combines wood veneer or carbon fiber panels on the seatbacks and door trim, adding an extra layer of visual interest and luxury, especially when the roof is lowered.

In terms of technology, the DB12 Volante boasts Aston Martin’s next-generation infotainment system, developed in-house. The system, displayed on a 10.25” Pure Black touchscreen, offers full online connectivity, intuitive 3D mapping, and real-time traffic overlays. It supports Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ensuring seamless connectivity with personal devices.

Additionally, the car features an audio system designed in collaboration with Bowers & Wilkins. The standard-fitment 390w 11 speaker audio system offers a Surround sound mode and employs QuantumLogic® sound processing, delivering an immersive audio experience. For audiophiles, Aston Martin offers an optional halo system, featuring a 15-speaker, double-amplified 1,170W surround sound system.

The DB12 Volante offers more than just performance and luxury; it provides an extraordinary driving experience that combines the thrill of high-speed driving with the pleasure of open-air cruising. Aston Martin’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship shines through, making the DB12 Volante a masterpiece of engineering and design. Scheduled for production in Q3 2023, this convertible is set to make a mark in the world of luxury sports cars.

Creating open-air performance machines for drivers has always held a special place in hearts across Aston Martin, dating back to 1965, with our introduction of the first Volante model, the legendary Short Chassis. It has been, and always will be, a design beacon for us.

The new DB12 Volante is again another emotional Aston Martin design form with a desire to be driven. We’ve sculpted a graceful, muscular exterior shape that reflects its immense capabilities, set atop very advanced structural elements, with a clean, contemporary interior. Crafted through performance design for those who share our joy and happiness for adventuring in cars in the open air, new DB12 Volante is certainly exhilarating to experience and one that adds to our distinctive history.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer
Aston Martin Db12 Volante Front
Source: Aston Martin



Recent Events


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on print

Related Posts

Find Your Sports Car