Aston Martin has officially launched the DB11 Volante in Australia ahead of the 2018 F1 Australian Grand Prix.
Available from $398,495 locally, before on-roads, the Volante joins the DB11 couple (which arrived earlier priced at $368K with V8) and the new Vantage as part of Aston’s plan to bring plenty of tasty new metal to us.
A 375kW/675Nm twin-turbo V8, borrowed from AMG, is nestled in the snout, meaning it’ll still get you by if you’re in a hurry.
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But Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer Reichman says the DB11 is meant to represent the more fashionable side of Aston.
“DB11 Volante is pure elegance and style,” Reichman says.
Its magnificent beauty is complimented by its innate sporting ability and sensory engagement, to deliver a new dimension of open-top driving pleasure.”
He added that the Volante was designed alongside the Coupe to avoid creating a roofless coupe-clone.
“If you don’t design the convertible, the Volante, at the same time as the coupe, you end up with a Volante that is compromised. That’s why these two cars were designed together.
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“You can see the common parts, but you’ll also notice how low the rear of the car is, because we want to maintain that elegant feeling.
“If you imagine this car with a typical stack height… that’s not very elegant at all.”
“So it’s still Savile Row [like the DB11 coupe], but now you’ve taken Savile Row to the Côte d'Azur.”
The Volante is available to order from $398,495 before on-road costs, with local deliveries expected to commence from May 2018.