Aston Martin DBS Volante details released

Aston Martin DBS Volante details released

Aston Martin DBS Volante fq

Details have been released on the 2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante set to debut next week at the Geneva Auto Show.

The drop-top version of Bond’s uber-Aston features a fabric roof that can be retracted in 14 seconds at speeds up to 50 kph and supposedly looks just as good with the top up as the top down. Power is provided by the same 6.0-liter V12 found in the standard DBS, putting out 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque to a rear-mounted six-speed manual or “Touchtronic” sequential gearbox. The run to 100 kph is performed in a scant 4.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 307 kph. Aston says it was able to keep the weight down through the use of a lightweight roof mechanism, along with a carbon fibre bonnet, front splitter and trunk lid. The standard carbon ceramic brakes — pulled directly from the fixed-roof DBS — reduce unsprung weight at all four corners and provide the powerful stopping power you’d expect.

Aston Martin DBS Volante fq

Details have been released on the 2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante set to debut next week at the Geneva Auto Show.

The drop-top version of Bond’s uber-Aston features a fabric roof that can be retracted in 14 seconds at speeds up to 50 kph and supposedly looks just as good with the top up as the top down. Power is provided by the same 6.0-liter V12 found in the standard DBS, putting out 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque to a rear-mounted six-speed manual or “Touchtronic” sequential gearbox. The run to 100 kph is performed in a scant 4.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 307 kph. Aston says it was able to keep the weight down through the use of a lightweight roof mechanism, along with a carbon fibre bonnet, front splitter and trunk lid. The standard carbon ceramic brakes — pulled directly from the fixed-roof DBS — reduce unsprung weight at all four corners and provide the powerful stopping power you’d expect.

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