2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – For starters, the Vanquish Volante is Aston’s Martins high performance grand touring convertible vehicle that exudes a lot of British exquisite craftsmanship and charm. While the vehicle isn’t as cutting edge or quick as its main rivals, the vanquish Volante’s impeccable furnished cabin and timeless good looks is an appealing factor to most buyers who prioritize more on comfort and style over outright speed.
With its powerful stance, trademark Aston martin grille and overall elegant proportions, the Volante model presents a carefully designed and crafted evolution of its predecessor’s styling cues. Much of the remaining designs are inspired by the DBS, including but not limited to a 5.9L V12 motor and its lightweight aluminium VH platform.
In a nut shell, there is nothing new to talk about the new Vanquish Volante, however, unlike the DBS, its body is wholly built from carbon fibre, which goes a long way in improving its torsional rigidity by up to 25%.
The use of carbon fibre during its construction also lowers its overall weight significantly, to be specific, the new vehicle will now be 150 pounds lighter from the outgoing Convertible’s curb weight, though it still weighs in excess of over 4,000 pounds.
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2015 Specs
A central aspect of Aston Martin’s brand identity ever since Volante’s introduction back in the year 2000 is the V12 engine, the powerplant has undergone various facelifts ever since residing in the DBS engine bay.
As for the new vehicle, the V12 now gains a few other extras which include a revised intake manifold, variable timing on both cams, and larger throttle bodies. With the current engine specifications, the V12 yields 567 hp and 465 pounds of torque. Figures which are undoubtedly impressive when viewed in isolation but significantly poor in comparison to what competitors offer.
Still, given a thorough cane, the V12 will easily deliver excellent performance figures that will undeniably bring some coveted drama in the driving escapades. The engineers have also made the 8-speed auto as the only available transmission system.
The 8-speed swaps ratios smoothly and delivers an exact rev-matched downshifts, sending power to the RWD system through the carbon fibre driveshaft that includes Aston’s first – launch control mode that helps in facilitating 0-60 mph sprints estimated to be 3.6 sec while the top speed is limited to around 201 mph.
Bringing the Volante to a sudden halt from top speeds are the ventilated ceramic brakes, with a size of 15.7” and squeezed by 6-piston callipers at the front and 4-piston callipers in the back sized at 14.2”. The vehicle joyfully rides on 20” wheels, with 305mm wide contacts at the back and 255 mm side Pirelli P-Zeros up front.
Offering complement to the Volante’s dual aluminium control arm suspension system is the electric-adjustable Active Damping System that offers several choice of modes – Sport, Track, and Normal modes. The Normal mode provides sports car level body control, Sport solidifies things up while the Track mode is only suitable for racing.
Interior Design and Exterior Photos – 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
The interior of the new Vanquish Volante unleashes several novelties that can only be compared to the best luxury a vehicle can fathom. The richly appointed cabin, coddles extensive swathes of supple leather upholstery that contains virtually a million stitches.
The centre stack houses the best technology can offer, it comes equipped with a haptic feedback clusters that control both the climate control and infotainment systems, and a graceful 3-spoke steering wheel sits comfortably in front of the unassuming 4-gauge analogue instrument cluster.
Features to expect from the Volante include mobile Wi-Fi, navigation system, 1000 watt, 13 speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, heated front seats, etc. As for the occupant safety, buyers should expect the dual front and front side in addition to the stability and traction control systems.
As for its exterior, expect the Volante to feature the same design language as its coupe sibling and will come with some of these features; elongated side strakes, elegant waist, and LED infused rear light blades similar to those in the One-77 supercar. And similar to the coupe version, expect the body panels to be made from carbon fibre, which is proven to deliver an amazing strength-weight ratio.
Price & Release Date of the New Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2015
For the U.S bound Volante, the price of the Convertible will set you back by around $297,995, while the vehicle has been scheduled to go for sale towards the fall of this year.