Now about that gorgeous drop-top, which is, of course, its defining feature.
Aston Martin designed it using eight layers of insulation and acoustic materials. It takes 14 seconds to lower and 16 seconds to close. Drivers can operate it remotely with their key fob. It also operates at speeds up to 31 mph with a 31 mph headwind. Engineers also put it through 100 cycles in special weather chambers to make sure it can withstand the elements.
Aston Martin is also trying to make it parent-friendly by making it the first Volante to offer rear seat ISOFIX anchor points for car seats.
The redesigned DB11 coupe, which replaced the DB9, roared
new life into Aston Martin’s lagging sales this year and the convertible version is designed to ride on the heels of the coupe’s success.
The new DB11 Volante will sticker starting from $216,495. Order books are open now and U.S. deliveries are expected to begin in early to mid-2018.
You can check out our review of the 2017 DB11 Coupe