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Aston Martin reveals Vanquish Volante convertible

By SYF77 on 27 Jun 2013

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Like the Aston Martin Vanquish but prefers to enjoy some open-air motoring? Your dream has come true as the British supercar maker has unveiled the convertible version of the Vanquish called the Volante, successor to the DBS Volante.

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Like the Vanquish, the Vanquish Volante (VV) is powered by the 6.0-litre 'AM11' V12 producing an identical 565bhp and 620Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 'Touchtronic 2' six-speed automatic gearbox with power sent to the rear wheels. The convertible will accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 295km/h.

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Every body panel of the VV is made of carbon fibre, which is a first for an Aston Martin convertible. The triple-skinned lightweight fabric roof will fold in just 14 seconds, sitting beneath a tonneau and deck lid. As a result of the weight-saving measures, the new model is only nine kilograms heavier than the Vanquish, weighing at 1,845 kg. The car is also 14 percent stiffer than the DBS Volante.

To keep the VV on its intended course, it is loaded with features such as stability control, positive torque control and adaptive damping. Brake force is provided by 398mm Brembo carbon ceramic brakes at the front and 360mm discs at the back.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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