Until the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, Valhalla, and new Vanquish arrive, the DBS Superleggera Volante sits right at the top of the marque’s range of performance cars. Harry Metcalfe recently had the opportunity to see what this powerful droptop is all about.
Much like the Coupe variant that was introduced a couple of years ago, the DBS Superleggera Volante is driven by a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine churning out 715 hp and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission powering the rear wheels and in ideal conditions, Aston says the car can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds, do 0-100 mph (161 km/h) in 6.7 seconds, and top out at 211 mpg (340 km/h).
As Harry discovers during his test of the car, this engine offers up bucket loads of grunt and is absolutely effortless to drive at high speeds. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the DBS Superleggera Volante has been designed as a hugely-powerful and fast GT car, as opposed to a supercar to rival cars like the Ferrari F8 Spider and McLaren 720S Spider.
The cabin of the car also looks to be a lovely place to sit. Most interior surfaces are adorned with plush, soft-touch leather and white contrast stitching on this particular example makes everything pop. There are also many matte carbon fiber accents to remind you that this is no ordinary Aston Martin and is one that means business.