Aston Martin has been spotted testing its next model, the drop-top version of its DBS Superleggera.
The 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is expected to receive the same engine treatment as its coupe sibling, a twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 producing 533kW and 900Nm for the rear wheels to put to use.
It certainly sounds that way too, as we discovered when YouTube ‘car spy’ CvdZijden uploaded a clip of the soft-top DBS making its way around the Nürburgring in anger.
The YouTuber also managed to find the DBS before it hit the track, and gave viewers a closer look at the semi-camo car.
The black wrap doesn’t hide much, and the primary visual change to the car will above the line where it ends. This particular test car however is actually be quite ‘DB11’ from the front wheels back.
As per Aston design boss Marek Reichman’s philosophy of designing Volante models as their ‘own’, there are likely to be subtle changes that make the DBS drop-top more cohesive than just a roofless coupe.
The DBS Superleggera Volante has also been spotted testing around the UK, with publication Autocar having published spy images from a reader.
When the outlet spoke to Aston’s CEO Andy Palmer about the possibility of more DBS models, the response was that “there will be an AMR version of every car, so you can take that as read, and the Volante is a given.”
One thing we can bank on is that the Volante will likely sacrifice some of the ‘leggera’ from the DBS to account for its altered structure, building up from the 1693kg the coupe weighs.