The British car manufacturer presented the official pictures and the first information of the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. The model develops 573 horsepower and a price of EUR 265,000 on the German market.
Exactly one year after the launch of the new Vanquish, the British unveiled the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante open top version, a luxury sports car that aims to create excitement in the Super GT category. The new car is based on the coupe version of Vanquish, which in turn is the production model of the Project AM 310 Concept we saw at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como. According to Aston Martin, Vanquish Volante is 75% new compared to the DB9.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante – Engine & Design & Price
Aston Martin has created a Volante version for the second generation Vanquish. The new model has a 6.0-liter V12 engine that develops 573 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque (620 Nm).
Thanks to the carbon fiber body, the British roadster has a mass of only 1,844 kilograms (4,065 lbs), which makes it 9 kilograms (20 lbs) heavier than its coupe equivalent, with a 51:49 weight distribution. Excepting the folding roof, 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante takes the design exterior and interior of the coupe.
Acceleration from 0 to 60 (100 km/h is carried out in 4.1 seconds, while the top speed is 183 mph (294 km/h). The three-layer is retractable fabric roof can be folded in only 14 seconds, at a maximum speed of 30 mph (50 km/h). Regardless of the position of the roof, the trunk has a volume of 279 liters.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is offered only in the company of a Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic transmission. The maximum power is delivered at 6,750 rpm and maximum torque is achieved at 5,500 rpm.
To calm the situation before a turn, the supercar has a carbon-ceramic Brembo braking system with 360 mm discs on the rear axle and 398 millimeters discs on the front axle. They are lighter than conventional discs, providing superior performance.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante price will start from EUR 264,995 on the German market (around $ 297,995 RRP in United States / £ 199,995 in UK), the car will be officially unveiled in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Announcing the arrival of the Vanquish Volante Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez said: “This car is what luxury super GT driving is all about. Great performance, fantastic style and exhilarating Volante motoring in one superb package.
“Aston Martin is celebrating 100 years of excellence in 2013, and the arrival of this new sports car – our ultimate Volante – underlines that our mission to make the next 100 years even more successful is starting perfectly.”
Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman explained: “Vanquish Volante is a sports car, of course, but more even than that it is the ultimate Volante. A car which follows a long line of elegant Aston Martin convertibles, this super GT is sculpted to convey sophistication as much as raw power.
“The aerodynamically shaped tonneau, the proportions of the folding fabric roof, the luxurious nature of the cabin – these elements have been pored over by the Design team, working with our Engineering colleagues, to ensure we deliver the aesthetic appeal for which Aston Martin is renowned around the world.”
Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez added: “Vanquish Volante, like the Vanquish coupe before it, uses the very latest technologies employed in the very best ways to create a sports car which is easy to control, and to enjoy dynamic performance at the finest level.
“This is not simply a great-looking car – this is a great car engineered and crafted for the connoisseur by people dedicated to delivering exceptional sports cars with clearly defined characters.”
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