The first Aston Martin Vanquish Volante review has been released by the good folks at Autocar. This is a car we’ve been anticipating to see for month, just because of the sheer beauty of the thing. Looking cracking in white, and under the brilliant Californian sun, this is the ideal test of a luxury convertible cruiser.
The Vanquish Volante is not without faults. The chassis is not perfectly, there is a fair bit of flexing and jiggling, it’s very expensive, and it is not particularly good though corners. But looking at this car objectively is missing the point. It is an open-top, V12-powered Aston Martin. Nuff said!
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante crucially retains the coupe’s dynamic character and sporting capability. It boasts the same new AM11 6.0-litre V12 engine as the coupe and the same blistering performance figures, meaning the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint is despatched in just 4.1 seconds (estimated) while the top speed stands at 183 mph (294 km/h).
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante in the brand’s 100-year history, while also being the stiffest Volante body structure yet created. The fabric roof can be folded or raised in just 14 seconds.