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Drop-top Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante rolls out

Drop-top Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante rolls out image

Nica Onate / Aston Martin | January 27, 2017 11:04

All-new Vanquish S Volante offers extra 20 horsepower over standard coupe

The Vanquish S is now officially available as a soft-top after the automaker recently released the new Vanquish S Volante. Apart from the fact that it's now a convertible, the Volante S also gets a slight exterior redesign and a more powerful V12.

Like the standard hardtop, the new Vanquish S Volante is made up of aluminum and carbon fiber. With this, the automaker said that it has a curb weight of only 1,739 kg as well as a distribution of 51-percent front and 49-percent rear. Equipped with a new carbon fiber splitter, it offers better stability at speed as well.

Drop-top Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante rolls out

Apart from these, it also features rear diffuser designs, of which according to Aston Martin improves its iconic styling. It also rides on a 20-inch ten-spoke gloss black alloy wheels. The automaker also offers four different 20-inch wheel designs, more carbon fiber on the mirrors, exterior door release, contemporary paint palette and side strake.

Under the hood, it is powered by the same 6.0-liter V12, which has been uprated. Previously rated at 578 PS, the engine now produces an output of 608 PS. With this, the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante can sprint of up to 97 km/h in only 3.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 323 km/h. It is then matched with an updated eight-speed Touchtronic II transmission.

Drop-top Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante rolls out

Other amenities include revamped inlet manifolds and quad exhaust tips.