aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof

meet the aston martin DB12 volante

 

As a companion to the recently unveiled DB12 Coupe, British brand Aston Martin introduces the new DB12 Volante. This open-top model combines the performance and agility of a Super Tourer with the exhilarating feeling of driving with the top down. Enhanced by advanced technology and engineering, the newly unveiled vehicle embodies timeless craftsmanship and an exciting driving experience.

 

‘For many of our customers, open-top driving is the greatest pleasure. Aston Martin Volantes have captured this emotion and expressed it with a unique style for over six decades,’ shares Aston Martin CEO, Amedeo Felisa. ‘With the new DB12 Volante, we’ve changed the rules, creating a car that intensifies these sensations while retaining all the purity and exceptional sports capabilities of the DB12 Coupe. A true sports convertible from every perspective, a car that challenges preconceptions and finds a new generation of Volante customers.’ 

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
the new DB12 Volante | all images courtesy of Aston Martin

 

 

db12 volante’s signature K-fold roof

 

Developed in parallel with the Coupe, the DB12 Volante by Aston Martin (find more here) boasts the same advancements in terms of design, engineering, and technology. The model features an ultra-rigid aluminum structure, enhancing both performance and agility. Advanced engineering has led to a 3.7% increase in overall torsional rigidity, accompanied by improvements in lateral rigidity and suspension refinement. The powerful 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine delivers 680 PS/671 bhp, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

 

The convertible experience is heightened by the electrically operated K-fold roof, combining sleek aesthetics with efficient operation. Named for its two-stage folding procedure designed to achieve a stack height of 260 mm, the design combines innovative closing solutions with maximum luggage capacity and fast operation. With 8 layers of insulation, the fabric roof is acoustically perfected to enhance cabin comfort. When raised, the beautifully defined roofline maintains the immaculate DB12 profile. When lowered, the K-fold mechanism positions itself low under the sculpted tonneau cover to create an elegant rear end. The roof takes 14 seconds to open and 16 seconds to close, and can be operated up to speeds of 31 mph (50 km/h) and in the presence of headwinds.

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
the new model combines the performance of a Super Tourer with the pleasant feeling of driving with the top down

 

 

‘DB12 Volante offers the thrills of a true sports car’

 

‘The Volante possesses all the Super Tourer characteristics successfully introduced in the DB12 Coupe. The fact that we have retained these class-leading performance and agility qualities speaks to the brilliance of the DB12 platform and the work we’ve done to maintain the benefits of its superb engine and chassis in an open version,’ comments Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, Roberto Fedeli. ‘It’s no longer the ‘softer’ option; on the contrary, the DB12 Volante offers the thrills of a true sports car with the unique pleasure and satisfaction that only an Aston Martin convertible can provide.’

 

The result is a convertible car with a range of capabilities. Intense performance and precise handling, combined with the pleasure of top-down driving and supported by advanced connected technology and a surround sound system. ‘By delivering the best of everything, the DB12 Volante exemplifies the new era of ultra-luxury,’ shares the British automaker. 

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
the DB12 Volante boasts the same design, engineering, and technology advancements as the Coupe

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
rear view of the DB12 Volante

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
front view of the DB12 Volante

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side view of the DB12 Volante

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
top view of the DB12 Volante

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
‘the DB12 Volante offers the thrills of a true sports car,’ shares the team at Aston Martin

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
the convertible experience is heightened by the electrically operated K-fold roof

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the powerful 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine delivers 680 PS/671 bhp, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds

aston martin launches DB12 volante top-down with layered acoustic roof
the roof takes 14 seconds to open and 16 seconds to close

 

 

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name: DB12 Volante
brand: Aston Martin | @astonmartin

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