The charisma of the Aston Martin has been exclusive for a century now. The sharp detailed design has a differently elongated sculpture that has its own unbeatable identity among the world’s best exotics The same happens with the convertible genre from Aston Martin. The British automaker completed 100 years of its existence this year and to revive their presence, Aston Martin unveiled its new convertible, Vanquish Volante. The term ‘Volante’ is created by the Aston Martin to classify the convertible models under its stable.
The Vanquish Volante is a benchmark in the company’s history and has also secured a few backslappings for itself. The car is based on the company’s fourth generation bonded aluminium VH (Vertical Horizontal) platform that is extremely light and the weight distribution of 51:49 makes the Volante sweep corners with ease. The torsional stiffness is up by 13% and this is the stiffest Aston convertible till date. The Vanquish Volante is the first car from Aston Martin with full carbon fiber body that helps the company to keep the body weight in proportions.
The exciting triple-skin convertible roof takes only 14 seconds to lower itself and can be operated up to the speed of 48 km/hr with a touch of button while on the move. The striking creases, LED cutting edged tail lights and the overall design mythology of the Vanquish Volante has the essence of the legendary One-77. The comfort and the use of opulent materials in the Grand Tourer interior is aesthetic. The full grain Luxmil leather with optional quilting, Alcantara and satin accents, ECU start/stop button, gear selection button and the infotainment system are inspired from the One-77.
The facia trim now stretches down the whole centre stack and is manufactured from a single piece of material giving a uniform finish. The company offers the seating layout of 2 and 2+2 seats, however the latter configuration is not adequate even for teens. The Vanquish Volante is powered by the same 6.0-litre V12 engine as the coupe that churns out a breathtaking 565 BHP of power and 620 Nm torque. The super car takes only around 4 seconds to go from rest to 100 km/hr and has a top whack of 295 km/hr.
The screaming power is transferred to only the rear wheels via Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox. The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante will reach European showrooms by the early next year with a hefty price tag of $2,97,995 (around Rs. 1.79 crores without taxes). The fantastic meticulously designed Vanquish Volante or you can say the most beautiful convertible ever made looks a class apart and might appeal more to prospective buyers who are disappointed by the Audi R8 Spyder.