Following the recent debut of the 2024 Aston Martin DB12 coupe earlier this year, the renowned sports car manufacturer is rapidly unveiling its convertible counterpart, the DB12 Volante. Waste no time in welcoming a car that not only embodies the essence of open-top driving but also matches the impressive performance of its hardtop sibling.
Maintaining the heart of its power, the DB12 Volante retains the unaltered powertrain – an Aston Martin-tuned iteration of the Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, capable of producing a robust 671 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Complementing this powerhouse is the familiar eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically controlled rear differential, ensuring an exhilarating driving experience.
Though the Volante showcases similarities to its coupe counterpart, nuanced enhancements grace its chassis, ensuring a harmonious blend of strength and elegance. Most strikingly, the addition of a power folding top mechanism introduces a dynamic aspect to the Volante’s profile. While exact weight specifications remain undisclosed, the presence of the convertible mechanism suggests a marginal increase in weight compared to the coupe. Regardless, Aston Martin affirms that the DB12 Volante sprints to 60 mph in a mere 3.6 seconds, reaching an impressive top speed of 202 mph, with only a fractional difference in acceleration from the coupe.
Dominating the Volante’s distinctiveness is its multi-layered cloth convertible top. Comprising eight layers, this ingeniously crafted roof preserves interior refinement while raised. Swiftly retracting in 14 seconds and seamlessly raising in 16 seconds, the top can even be operated remotely within a proximity of 6.5 feet. The cloth roof grants the liberty to choose contrasting colors, offering selections such as red, blue, black, or a striking black-silver combination.
Interior sophistication is further elevated with Aston Martin’s ingenious touch. Acknowledging that the front seats are more prominently visible when the roof is lowered, Aston Martin has adorned the seat backs with a matching trim, aligning them with the door panels. This embellishment, available in wood or carbon fiber based on the vehicle’s interior theme, enhances the coherence of the cabin design.
Beneath the convertible allure and chassis refinements, the DB12 Volante faithfully mirrors the coupe’s attributes, from its commanding powertrain to the exquisitely upgraded interior. Whether drawn to the coupe’s allure or captivated by the Volante’s open-air charm, one can relish the ultimate Aston Martin experience without compromise.
Anticipate the imminent release of the DB12 Volante, with production slated for the third quarter of this year and deliveries poised to commence by year-end. While specific pricing details remain undisclosed, it’s reasonable to anticipate a slight premium for the convertible variant compared to its coupe counterpart. As the DB12 Volante readies to grace the roads, it epitomizes the fusion of luxury and performance in a breathtaking, open-top form.