The DBS Superleggera Volante Is Aston Martin’s Fastest Convertible Ever

Aston Martin’s flagship GT car is now available as a drop-dead gorgeous convertible with 725PS on tap!


  • Powered by an old-school 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12.
  • Top speed of 340kmph is the same as the DBS coupe.
  • 0-100kmph comes up in 3.5 seconds, just 0.2 seconds shy of the coupe.


Aston Martin, responsible for some of the sexiest looking cars on the planet, has unveiled yet another drop-dead gorgeous convertible version of its flagship DBS Superleggera. Christened the DBS Superleggera Volante, like other convertible Aston Martins, the grand tourer follows the British marque’s tradition of gorgeous looks coupled with neck-snapping performance.

The DBS Superleggera was first unveiled in 2018 after a dreary long hiatus of 6 years since the DBS V12. Yes, that was the same car that Daniel Craig flipped in Casino Royale. The Volante shares all the mechanicals with the DBS Superleggera, which uses a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 producing 725PS and an earth-twisting 900Nm of torque. A ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic gearbox sends power to the rear wheels through a carbon-fibre propeller shaft. Generally, removing the roof results in a lower top speed, but that’s not the case with the DBS Superleggera Volante as the 340kmph top speed is retained from the fixed-roof DBS. The only difference is in the 0-100 kmph time of 3.6 seconds, as opposed to the coupe which does it in 3.4 seconds. Total weight now stands at 1863 kg, 170 kg over the coupe. 

Looks are largely subjective, but boy this is one pretty looking Aston Martin, with curves and haunches in the right places. The massive open-mouthed grille and the splitter beneath it channels air to improve aerodynamics. Speaking of aerodynamics, the Volante produces just 3 kg less downforce at max speed compared to its coupe equivalent, largely thanks to the DBS Superleggera Volante’s rear wing known as the Aeroblade II. The rear end is equally gorgeous, with wide haunches and a large split diffuser.

The interiors are clad in leather and carbon fibre, and like every other Aston, it’s definitely the place to be in! The roof is an automated folding soft-top with insulation for weather and acoustic improvements.

It takes 16 seconds to open and close the roof till speeds of upto 50 kmph. The entire car can be tailor made - the roof is available in eight different color options and can be personalised with different headliners.

The DBS Volante as such does not have a direct competitor in terms of performance while the Bentley Continental GT Convertible with the W12 sits a notch below. If V12s are your thing, you can also get the Aventador S from Lamborghini. The DBS Superleggera coupe’s  direct competitor in the GT category, though, is the 812 Superfast from the sleepy town of Maranello. Prices for the Volante start at Rs £247,500 in the UK excluding taxes (which translates to Rs 2.00 crore) with deliveries set to begin by the third quarter of 2019.

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