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.
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.
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.
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.