This is Aston Martin’s sexy 580-hp Vanquish S Volante convertible

This is Aston Martin’s sexy 580-hp Vanquish S Volante convertible

0 comments 📅07 April 2017, 19:00

You puissance remember that we drove the Aston Martin Vanquish S earlier this month. That was the unalterable top twin to this car, the S Volante, which we’re getting our first look at. Since they’re mechanically matching save the top mechanism, we can give you a sense of what the S Volante will be like. In a consultation, it’ll be awesome.

Remember, the Vanquish S twins are lovable dinosaurs in the powertrain department. Both high point a naturally-aspirated, 5.9-liter V12 – that means no turbochargers. It power make a healthy 580 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and an equally healthy 465 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 RPM, but it’s an near extinction species. It is, however, a sonorous beast with incredible throttle response (no lag!) – and it’s backed up with the sleek, well-regarded ZF 8-speed transmission, just like the coupe.

The similarities are fun, but the vive la différence. Particularly in profile, with the top down, the Vanquish S Volante is beautiful. The small cowl humps are a racey, aesthetic touch. There’s almost assuredly some sort of weight penalty associated with choosing the Volante type, and there’s definitely a cost penalty. The Vanquish S Volante will start at $315,775, or an $18,000 bait over the fixed-top version. From there, you can spend a lot more with diverse personalization options.

Update: An Aston Martin representative told us there isn’t an sanctioned Vanquish S Volante weight figure to release at this time. For reference, the old non-S Vanquish Volante was 232 lbs heavier than the coupe. The Vanquish S coupe weighs 3,834 lbs, so it’s a keep assumption that the Volante version will be slightly north of 4,000 lbs. We’ll update you when an formal weight figure is released.

Both versions will hit US dealers in April.

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