Aston Martin DB11 now convertible

Aston Martin’s DB11 V8 is now available as a convertible.

The DB11 Volante is powered by a 4.0-litre, Mercedes-AMG-sourced V8 engine that develops 503bhp.

The DB11 coupe can complete the sprint from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 187mph, so expect the Volante to boast similar stats.

As with the DB11 coupe, the Volante’s power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed, paddle-shift automatic transmission.

The folding fabric roof — which takes 14 seconds to lower — has been put through extensive testing, with Aston Martin engineers using special weather chambers to simulate 10 years of use within the space of a month. Prototypes of the DB11 Volante were also tested in Death Valley, California, and the Arctic Circle, for extreme temperatures.

Aston Martin CEO and president, Andy Palmer, said: “For many of our customers, indeed many generations of Aston Martin customer, the Volante has always offered something very special: a unique combination of elegant style, innate sporting ability, and sensory engagement that lifts it above other open-top cars.

“The new DB11 Volante captures those qualities perfectly and promises the kind of pleasure and enjoyment that can only come from driving an open-top Aston Martin.”


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