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Broadening the DBS's character, the DBS Volante appeals to drivers who wish
to combine the excitement of driving a finely-tuned sports car with the
invigorating feeling of being open to the elements. This juxtaposition of
ultimate performance and openness stirs the senses on any drive whether a
exhilarating jaunt on favored roads or cruising on lengthy journeys. 'Volante',
meaning: 'moving with light rapidity', perfectly defines the performance
potential and the dynamic characteristics of the DBS Volante.
motorized retractable fabric roof, the DBS's beautiful profile is preserved
whether up or down. When the roof is closed, it provides a warm comfortable
ambience and when open, it neatly disappears behind the new tonneau cover at the
touch of a button.
Aston Martin's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ulrich Bez
said: "The DBS Volante delivers the utmost relaxed driving experience with the
hood up or down. It combines engineering excellence with design perfection.
"The DBS Volante offers a subtle mix of power and performance. Adding to
this, the fine craftsmanship - it is an unparalleled ownership and driving
Conceived as a Volante from the outset, Aston Martin
engineers opted for a fabric hood to closely follow the silhouette of the DBS
coupe and due to its lightweight properties, minimize overall weight gain. Fully
retractable in only 14 seconds and at up to speeds of 30 mph, the roof will
automatically stow under the newly sculpted tonneau, maintaining the DBS
Volante's perfect form - hood up or down.
Power is provided by Aston
Martin's hand-built all alloy 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 510 hp, and 420
lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 191 mph and 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds.
The nature of the V12, and in particular the torque available at all engine
speeds, serves to provide effortless driving in all situations.
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