The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

A Soft top version of the Aston Martin Vanquish has been spied undergoing final tests handling in Germany. The latest pictures that have been released on the internet of the Vanquish Volante model, this is further proof that there is likely to be a soft top version of the new V12 flagship sometime in the near future.

Pictures of the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante model show the car in heavy camouflage

The pictures of the pre production vehicle that have been released are of course heavily camouflaged, though the car was spotted testing at a test circuit in Germany where the brand have a permanent facility for handling development of all of the firm’s future models. Despite the black and white disguise, the model is given away by the rear diffuser, dramatic front splitter and a distinctive rear light clusters.

Underneath the bonnet this model will have the same hi tech carbon fibre body work and aluminium chassis as the coupe, whilst the 6.0 litre V12 engine and six speed ZF automatic gearbox is likely to be unchanged giving the Volante model a 565 brake horsepower output with 620 newton metres of torque. This could translate to a 0-62 milrs per hour sprint in around 4.2 seconds, a tenth less than the hard top and top speeds of around 200 miles per hour, although this is going to be slightly limited when the roof of the car is down.

Aston Martin’s roof will be made with a folding fabric design

Other highlights of the Aston Martin included a prop shaft made out of carbon fibre and brembo carbon ceramic brakes, though the roof mechanism itself will be made with a folding fabric design, rather than a complicated folding hard top like the vehicle’s rivals the 458 Spider from Ferrari and the 12C Spider from Mclaren. Though the design is compact enough to be able to accommodate the same rear spoiler as the coupe.