Aston Martin Vanquish Volante: Truly a Masterpiece
We are sure that Aston Martin needs no introduction. The famous British sports car manufacturer is a little more than 100 years old and has constantly been delivering world class hand-made sports and GT models. Over the years, Aston has produced some of the finest Gran Turismo coupes and convertibles, all of which had unmistakable charm as well as powerful engines and great performance. In the last couple of years, Aston Martin experienced a kind of a renaissance period with more models than ever, and today we are going to present you with the top of the range, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.
AT A GLANCE
- Limited interior space
Design: 5.0 / 5.0
The Vanquish Volante is the convertible version of the Vanquish, which is based on the Aston Martin DBS. The Vanquish is a more powerful and faster version, and the Volante is the open top model, made for customers who appreciate the power and speed of the Vanquish but also want the open air driving feeling. The front end is typically Aston and we can say that this is one of the most beautiful convertibles currently on sale with a signature look and sensual body lines. The basic coupe design didn’t lose its appeal in the convertible form, so the Volante looks perfect.
Engine, drivetrain, performance: 5.0 / 5.0
The heart of the Vanquish Volante is a 6.0-liter V12 engine with 568 hp and amazing 630 Nm of torque. This very advanced unit is considered one of the best naturally aspirated V12 engines in the world, and it is praised for its power and refinement. The power is sent to rear wheels through 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox that is capable of shifting gears in 130 milliseconds which is many times faster than a regular manual gearbox. All of that equals to fantastic performance and Vanquish Volante is capable of sprinting to 100 km/h in 3,9 seconds and topping 300 km/h.
Trim levels: 4.5 / 5.0
There are no regular trim levels in cars like these and the only real limit is the buyer’s imagination. As the top of the line model, the Vanquish is equipped with pretty much everything you need and there’s the finest leather interior, advanced infotainment system, premium audio system and climate control. The customers can choose whatever color of the exterior and interior they like as well as the color of the soft convertible top. The factory has made a special configurator for this model which is so detailed that there are no two identical Vanquish Volantes in the world.
Safety: 4.0 / 5.0
Safety is an important aspect and Aston Martin left nothing to chance. Firstly, the basic construction of the car is made out of strengthened steel and aluminum, and its A-pillars are designed to endure roll overs. Second, there are airbags and seat belt tensioners in the interior. Lastly, a host of electronic systems and components are in place to make sure you are safe and protected in any occasion.
Conclusion: 4.6 / 5.0
The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is a fantastic piece of machinery intended for a buyer who wants Formula 1 performance and convertible feel with uncompromised comfort and luxury. It is something that is almost impossible to achieve, but Aston managed to pull it off perfectly. The Vanquish Volante is a true modern classic and an engineering masterpiece.