Aston Martin has officially unveiled their latest grand tourer, the DB12, which is set to replace the previous DB11 model. Fans of convertible cars will be delighted to know a prototype for the DB12 Volante has been spotted. This model will feature an automated folding soft-top roof with eight layers of acoustic and insulation materials to provide a quiet and comfortable ride in all weather conditions.
The roof can be raised or lowered in just 16 seconds. The DB12 will also come equipped with a powerful Mercedes-Benz AMG-sourced V-8 engine, which provides 671 hp and an 8-speed automatic transmission. There are rumours of the addition of hybrid technology and a return to the V-12 engine for the DB12 line.
The interior will boast an advanced dashboard with digital screens for the instrument cluster, an infotainment system, and a range of physical controls.
The DB12 Volante is expected to debut later this year or early next. In addition, Aston Martin is also preparing to launch a new Vantage sports car, which will also feature a convertible option.
Yes, Aston Martin has taken a conservative approach with the design of the DB12 Volante. The roof is an automated folding soft-top, which is likely the same design used on the DB11 Volante. This is okay, as the DB11 Volante is a beautiful car.
However, seeing Aston Martin take a more daring approach with the design would have been nice, especially since the DB12 Volante is a convertible.
Here are some of the Goods and Not so goods of the Aston Martin DB12 Volante’s design:
- The roof is an automated folding soft-top that is easy to operate.
- The car is very attractive, both with the roof up and down.
- The car is well-equipped and has a comfortable interior.
Not so Goods:
- The design is a bit conservative.
- The car is expensive.
Overall, the Aston Martin DB11 Volante is a very attractive and well-equipped convertible. However, the design is a bit conservative, and the car is not as practical as other convertibles on the market.