Aston Martin have released its latest addition to the Vanquish range, the Volante drop-top convertible, in ‘S’ form which bumps power from 573PS to a whopping 603PS. The power and pageantry of the Volante S seamlessly combine to create Aston’s most powerful and formidable convertible of all time.
Like the Vanquish S Coupe, under the hood lies the long-serving all-alloy 6.0-litre V12 naturally-aspirated engine – revised inlet manifolds design, optimised engine mapping and free-flowing quad exhaust tailpipe system pushes power up to 603PS, but torque remains the same as the non ‘S’ version at 630Nm.
The engine is tacked to an eight-speed auto, channeling power to the rear wheels, via a carbon fibre prop shaft and limited slip differential (LSD).
Acceleration times should be comparable to that of the Coupe version at 3.5 seconds to 100km/h, all the way to a 323km/h top speed. Combined fuel economy is rated at 13.1 litres/100km on the NEDC cycle.
The Volante is wrapped in operatic levels of carbon fibre from front to rear. The ‘2x2 twill’ front splitter and rear diffuser are new and is claimed to improve the high speed stability of the Volante S.
Inside the cabin, Vanquish S Volante exudes class with interior features such as ‘Filograph’ quilt design options. A Bang & Olufsen audio system and the AMi III Infotainment system is also on offer with the new car. As with any Aston Martin, the possibilities of customised craftsmanship is only bound by your imagination, and perhaps the chequebook.