Aston Martin DB11 Volante arrives next spring starting at $216495

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The convertible DB11 variant joins the existing coupe model that launched previous year, powered by a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 503 horsepower. It's being offered with a Mercedes-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503bhp and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Plenty of details were kept under wraps but now the elegant convertible has been revealed in full - and it doesn't disappoint, combining the alluring looks of its coupe sibling with a fabric soft top for open-air cruising. Torque is 513lb ft and the auto produces 255g/km CO2. The convertible's tailored fabric top will be delivered in bordeaux red, black silver, and grey silver (colors, as always, are Aston Martin's strong suit).

A new bonded aluminum structure, which debuted in the DB11 Coupe. It can be operated at speeds up to 31mph and takes just 14 seconds to open and 16 to close. Regardless, the Volante will have options of wood or carbon fiber veneer panels on the seat backs, among other touches. But overall it's a svelte transition from coupe to convertible with, as expected, lovely attention to detail. More usable rear seats, for the first time with ISOFIX points for child seats, more room, more comfort and more refinement, plus the quality and electronics re-invention ushered in by the DB11, are all evident here. Aston Martin also says that the new soft top design provides 20 percent more trunk space than the outgoing DB9. The convertible roof also features acoustic and insulation materials and new eight-layer cossets to protect occupants from extreme weather and drown out wind noise.

Aston Martin has pulled the covers off a convertible version of its DB11 grand tourer.

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante is priced from £159,900 in the United Kingdom, with first deliveries scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2018.

The new model is created to be lighter and sportier than its predecessor while still adding interior space and comforts that a well-heeled Aston Martin owner may expect. Not that the British automaker has been keeping it a secret - Aston Martin showed off a prototype of the DB11 Volante over a year ago, with a launch date penned for spring 2018.

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