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Aston Martin Vanquish Volante S revealed

By David Bonnici, 30 Jan 2017 News

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante S revealed

Aston Martin has given its ageing drop top Vanquish a final facelift for her swansong, along with some extra oomph.

There’s something magical about Aston Martins once they’re liberated of a roof, and judging by these official preview pictures, the Vanquish Volante S continues this enchanting tradition.

The drop top version of the recently released Aston Martin Vanquish S shares the coupe’s 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, which produces 444kW – 23kW more than the standard Vanquish models – via an eight-speed ZF gearbox.

This is achieved by increased air induction, which in the coupe translates to more mid-range response and a quicker 0-100km/h time of 3.5sec. Aston Martin hasn’t released a 0-100 time for the Volante S, but expect the extra weight to result in a time between that and the standard Vanquish Volante’s 4.3sec.

Aston -Martin -Vanquish -Volante -S-rearThe glorious auditory  by-product of all that power will be released via new quad exhaust outlets, which make the V12 sound even more thunderous in the coupe and should be biblical with the roof down.

The convertible’s tremendous soundtrack will come at expense of handling; however the suspension has received a substantial tweak from the ageing base car, with new dampers, updated spring rates and revised anti-roll bar settings for an even sharper ride.

Aston -Martin -Vanquish -Volante -S-sideAesthetically, the aluminium and carbon fibre body receives new aerodynamic style features such as the exposed carbon fibre splitter and diffuser front and rear, plus the quad exhausts, and there are optional carbon fibre door mirrors, bonnet louvres and door handles.

There’s also the choice of new 20-inch gloss-black five-spoke alloy wheels.

Aston -Martin -Vanquish -Volante -S-topThe interior comes mostly unchanged but there were plenty more options to tick for finishes that include a “Satin Chopped Carbon Fibre” console and “Sumptuous Bridge of Weir Caithness leather”.

Prices are yet to be confirmed for Australian deliveries – the regular Vanquish Volante is priced here at $521,995 so expect the S to come with a six at the start of its price tag.