The 2024 Aston Martin DB12 coupe was solely simply revealed and launched earlier this 12 months, and the sports activities automotive maker is losing no time getting its convertible companion out the door. Not solely that, but it surely guarantees to be darn close to as quick because the hardtop model.
The powertrain is unchanged. It has the identical Aston Martin-tuned model of the Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 making 671 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. It additionally options the identical eight-speed computerized transmission and electronically managed rear differential. The chassis has seen some element reinforcements in comparison with the coupe, and naturally it has the ability folding high mechanism, so whereas an precise curb weight is not given, it is possible a bit heavier than the coupe. Nonetheless, Aston Martin says the DB12 Volante will get to 60 mph in simply 3.6 seconds and a high pace of 202 mph. That is the identical high pace because the coupe, and solely a tenth of a second slower to 60.
In fact the most important distinction within the Volante is the folding high. It is a material instance, and it is made up of eight layers to assist keep inside refinement with it up. It would drop in 14 seconds and lift again up in 16 seconds. It is even doable to function it remotely, so long as you are inside 6.5 ft of the automotive; useful should you’re in a rush to take off with the highest down, or should you forgot to place it up. And being a material roof, that opens up choices for various contrasting colours. The highest will be had in pink, blue, black or a mixture of black and silver.
Aston additionally added a novel inside function to the Volante. For the reason that entrance seats are extra seen with the roof down, Aston added trim on the seat backs to match the door panels. It may be wooden or carbon fiber, relying on the opposite trim within the car.
Past the highest and chassis modifications, the DB12 Volante actually is similar because the coupe, from the powertrain to the massively upgraded inside. So irrespective of how you want your Aston Martin sports activities automotive, you will not be lacking out on something. And you can have both automotive very quickly. The Volante goes into manufacturing within the third quarter of this 12 months, with deliveries coming by the tip of the 12 months. Pricing hasn’t been introduced but, however anticipate the convertible to be a bit greater than the coupe.