The first convertible to use Aston Martin’s unique VH (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture and the first to be built at Aston Martin’s new Gaydon headquarters, the 6.0-litre V12 DB9 Volante was regarded as an elegant fast tourer rather than a raw sports model. Its suspension was softer than its Coup counterpart and great care had gone into the design of the folding hood, which folded completely away beneath a hard tonneau that closed electrically flush with the car’s bodywork. Raising or lowering the hood took just 17 seconds at the touch of a button, yet the rear sets were unobstructed and the convertible retained the same boot space as the Coupe.
Developed in conjunction with longtime technical partner @Cosworth, the new V12 had to satisfy a simple, yet extraordinary brief; to create the ultimate expression of the internal combustion engine.
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Displacing 6.5-litres, the V12 sets exceptional new standards; a peak power output of 1000bhp at a mind-blowing 10,500rpm, before continuing on to a maximum rpm figure of 11,100: figures that are unprecedented for a naturally-aspirated, emissions-compliant road car application https://t.co/pXabBEQGiR