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Aston Martin DB11 Volante Convertible Coming in 2018

Automaker shows off prototype featuring a soft top

Erick Ayapana
Sep 16, 2016

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante convertible is due to arrive in spring 2018. The automaker revealed the news along with photos of a DB11 Volante prototype that looks pretty much ready for production.

Aston didn't do much to disguise the drop-top prototype. For starters, the soft top is uncovered and most body panels are exposed. The haunches and trunk deck, however, have been concealed with color-matched cladding, likely hiding modifications needed to accommodate the soft top hardware. Aerodynamics should also be a top priority -- as previously reported, the DB11 coupe lacks a conventional rear spoiler and instead employs what the automaker calls an Aeroblade, which is essentially an intricate network of air vents and ducts providing rear downforce.

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The DB11 Volante will likely weigh a tad more than the coupe, but it won't be slow. Expect the Volante to get the same 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 found in the coupe where it's tuned to make 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic. Aston says the DB11 coupe runs from 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.9 seconds, so we don't expect the convertible to be too far off that pace.

If you can't wait until spring 2018 and don't mind a permanent roof over your head, then look for the DB11 coupe to arrive in showrooms by the end of the year.

Source: Aston Martin

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