The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is an elegant convertible grand tourer with plenty of performance for a thrilling ride. The engine is a 6.0L naturally aspirated V12 that can produce 510 bhp at 6,500 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The coupe model has a top speed of 295 km/h but the DB9 Volante is limited to 266 km/h to retain the integrity of the roof. The Aston Martin DB9 Volante can reach 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds from standstill, which makes it a little slower than the coupe because of the additional weight. But the way we think of it is that you will not be driving the Aston Martin DB9 Volante only to go fast. You will drive it because you appreciate and want to experience British engineering. There will always be faster cars to choose from, but an Aston Martin is after all an Aston Martin.
It is an impressive car to look at, but it is also an impressive car to listen to, when you floor the throttle and let that V12 sing. Pushing the Sport button made of real glass will transform the car in several ways for a sportier ride – it stiffens the suspension, steering becomes more direct, the throttle sharpens, and the gear shift points are quicker. Not to forget that the control valves will open to generate a louder exhaust note. And with a V12 under the hood, the temptation will be big to tap that button.
The 197-litre boot space might not sound like a lot, but the DB9 Volante also comes with small rear seats that can be used for extra luggage. If you are looking for comfort and luxury, a car that does not require you to twist your body in strange angles to get in, and something fast enough to be able to enjoy the greatest driving roads – the Aston Martin DB9 Volante could be exactly what you are looking for.
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