Aston Martin, the epitome of elegance and performance in the automotive world, has once again redefined luxury with the introduction of the new DB12 Volante. The DB12 Volante joins the ranks of the recently introduced DB12 Coupe, marking the beginning of a new era of sports cars for the iconic brand. This convertible model seamlessly blends Super Tourer performance and handling with the sheer exhilaration of open-top driving.
Elegance meets sportiness in the DB12 Volante, a car that embodies Aston Martin’s rich tradition of high-performance convertibles. By marrying timeless style and craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies and engineering prowess, Aston Martin has created a vehicle that promises an unmatched driving experience.
The DB12 Volante was developed in parallel with its coupe counterpart, sharing the same revolutionary design, engineering innovations, and technological advancements that define this new evolution of Aston Martin’s renowned nameplate. The focus of the DB12 Volante is unadulterated performance and handling, underpinned by an exceptionally rigid bonded aluminum structure that ensures unparalleled dynamics.
The meticulous engineering of the Volante’s underbody components, including enhancements like the engine cross brace, contributes to a 3.7% increase in global torsional stiffness. This results in improved lateral stiffness, enhanced suspension performance, and overall refinement. Steering precision and vehicle response are optimized through changes to the steering column and damper tuning, enhancing the driver’s connection with the road.
At the heart of the DB12 Volante’s performance lies a 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine, specially tuned by Aston Martin engineers to deliver an impressive 680PS/671bhp at 6000rpm and 800Nm/590lb ft between 2750-6000rpm. With these power figures, the DB12 Volante accelerates from 0-60mph in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 202mph. The ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) ensure precise power delivery and agility, offering five pre-defined dynamic modes to tailor the driving experience.
The Aston Martin DB12 Volante introduces several advancements in technology and infotainment, highlighted by the next-generation infotainment system. The new system is fully integrated, offering online connectivity, a 10.25″ Pure Black touchscreen, and seamless compatibility with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Bowers & Wilkins audio system, available as standard or in an optional halo configuration, envelops occupants in a captivating auditory experience.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, emphasized the design philosophy behind the DB12 Volante, stating, “We’ve sculpted a graceful, muscular exterior shape that reflects its immense capabilities, set atop very advanced structural elements, with a clean, contemporary interior.” This approach is evident in the sleek yet athletic form of the convertible, which looks stunning whether the roof is raised or lowered.
With the DB12 Volante, Aston Martin has crafted a masterpiece that blends performance, luxury, and innovation into a symphony of driving pleasure. The electrically-operated ‘K-fold’ roof exemplifies intelligent design, combining aesthetics, practicality, and swift operation. As the latest addition to Aston Martin’s legacy of convertibles, the DB12 Volante is set to captivate the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide.
The global debut of the DB12 Volante is set to take place during Monterey Car Week in California. Production is slated to commence in the third quarter of 2023, with deliveries expected to begin in the fourth quarter. Aston Martin enthusiasts and luxury car connoisseurs alike can look forward to experiencing the extraordinary blend of performance and refinement that the DB12 Volante brings to the road.