Aston Martin DBS Volante

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Aston Martin DBS

Volante

the Aston Martin DBS line-up, the new will afford customers the of the DBS’s already-established benchmark car characteristics with all the thrills of motoring.

Power is provided by Martin’s hand-built all alloy V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque with a top of 191 mph (307 km/h) and 0-62 mph km/h) time of 4.3 seconds.

Martin DBS Volante

Aston DBS Volante makes its debut at the Geneva Auto Salon. the Aston Martin DBS line-up, the new will afford customers the of the DBS’s already-established benchmark car characteristics with all the thrills of motoring.

Broadening the DBS’s the Aston Martin DBS Volante appeal to drivers who wish to the excitement of driving a finely-tuned car with the invigorating feeling of open to the elements. This of ultimate performance and openness the senses on any drive whether an jaunt on favoured roads or on lengthy journeys. ‘Volante’, ‘moving with light perfectly defines the performance and the dynamic characteristics of the Aston DBS Volante.

Featuring a motorised fabric roof, the DBS’s profile is preserved whether up or When the roof is closed, it a warm comfortable ambience and open, it neatly disappears the new tonneau cover at the touch of a

Aston Martin’s Chief Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: The Martin DBS Volante delivers the relaxed driving experience the hood up or down. It combines excellence with design

The Aston Martin DBS Volante a subtle mix of power and performance. to this, the fine craftsmanship it is an unparalleled ownership and driving

Conceived as a Volante from the Aston Martin engineers for a fabric hood to closely the silhouette of the DBS coupe and due to its lightweight minimise overall weight Fully retractable in only 14 and at up to speeds of 30 mph (48 km/h), the roof automatically stow under the sculpted tonneau, maintaining the Martin DBS Volante’s perfect – hood up or down.

is provided by Aston Martin’s all alloy 6.0-litre V12 engine 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of with a top speed of 191 mph (307 and 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) of 4.3 seconds. The nature of the V12, and in the torque available at all engine serves to provide effortless in all situations.

Aston Martin’s 16th in 95 years, the Aston Martin DBS draws on the marque’s extensive in designing iconic ‘Volantes’ and is a 2+2 two occasional rear seats, for young people or extra In standard specification, the DBS has a rear-mounted manual gearbox, while an six-speed ‘Touchtronic’ option is available.

As with the coupe, the is offered with carbon brakes as standard providing stopping power. Benefitting materials derived from the and aerospace industries, the bonnet, wings and boot lid are made carbon fibre all helping to weight.

The Aston Martin DBS also comes with Olufsen’s renowned ‘BeoSound in-car entertainment system, 13 speakers as standard equipment. The DBS has been expertly tuned by Olufsen’s Tonmeisters and Aston acoustic engineers specifically for the resulting in a system that when the roof has been and adjusts the sound stage to for extra wind noise, an unrivalled automotive audio

Design

Although the DBS was originally as a two-seater sports GT, the potential for a version was always in the minds of the team. Holding a purposeful the muscular shapes and forms of the DBS been retained exuding

Aston Martin’s 16th learning taken from the of previous soft-top cars has in the Aston Martin DBS Volante Aston Martin’s quietest and refined roof system to When raised, the fabric is insulated with a layer of material relieving cabin and protecting the inhabitants from the The hydraulic pump has been in a noise and vibration enclosure noise when raising and the hood.

The newly choreographed has resulted in an opening time of 14 seconds due to a new five-piston hydraulic The roof effortlessly stows the newly-sculpted tonneau cover has been redesigned to enhance the attributes of the Aston Martin DBS

Housing the Roll-Over-Protection-System (ROPS) deploys two roll bars in the of the car rolling over, the rear lead your eye to the new carbon deck lid which has been for the Aston Martin DBS Volante. to the DBS, a line flows the leading edge of the bonnet the elegantly sloped windscreen into the carbon fibre lid and to the rear boot ‘flip’.

As with the DBS Coupe, the bonnet, wings and boot lid are formed carbon fibre. Preventing the protruding the paint finish, Martin employs a patented veil’ technology applying a 200 thick layer of epoxy to the carbon fibre, before the of seven layers of paint a class A level of finish.

The of the DBS represents the epitome of Aston commitment to using materials without disguise or embellishment. materials are used throughout to weight; door pulls are from carbon fibre, for and the carpet has been woven lighter fibres to save kilograms.

The Volante features 2+2 as standard. The beautifully leather rear seats are ideal for persons or extra luggage the Aston Martin DBS Volante a everyday sports car.

as standard with Bang BeoSound DBS audio system and integrated into the Aston DBS Volante’s bespoke interior, the provides the driver and passengers an unrivalled audio experience. of 13 individual speakers and Bang unique Digital Signal system, the system transforms the Martin DBS Volante into an sophisticated venue, capable of subtle and striking musical from every source. The DBS has been specifically revised for the Martin DBS Volante and senses the roof is up or retracted and adjusts the stage to compensate for wind and change in acoustics.

The Bang BeoSound DBS system has been exclusively for Aston Martin. The is acoustically and physically matched to the Martin DBS Volante, with a that follows the inherent and material honesty of the Aston interior. The loudspeaker grilles are with smoothly contoured so as to integrate seamlessly with the lines and curves of the cabin.

the system is turned on, the twin lens speakers emerge and swiftly, adding a touch of and technological panache that is the complement to the Aston Martin DBS

As with the coupe, the Volante customers the prospect of specifying the 10-spoke 20 forged aluminium wheel with diamond-turned – available in either or graphite finishes. With an unsprung mass reduction of 8 kg, the aids enhanced handling, acceleration, and braking performance.

Performance

The need for high-performance handling ability and low kerb defined the DBS’s form and The Aston Martin DBS Volante is by the same 6.0-litre V12 engine at the of the DBS which was launched in 2007. 510 bhp (517 PS / 380 kW), peak is delivered at 6500 rpm and the 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of is delivered at 5750 rpm.

at any time, the DBS possesses a ‘flat’ curve providing 85% of the torque 1500 rpm.

The 3.71:1 and 3.46:1 (Touchtronic) final ratio assures that all the Martin DBS Volante’s power is while also enhancing acceleration.

Adding to the sonorous V12 the aural soundtrack. Special valves in the exhaust allow a exhaust note at low speeds; at rpm these open to reduce the in the exhaust system, raising the output as well as generating a aural accompaniment.

The Aston DBS Volante is available as standard a rear-mounted 6-speed manual with gear ratios to extract the very best the 6.0-litre engine. Providing with even greater capabilities, a ‘Touchtronic’ 6- speed featuring a torque converter is available as an option.

Derived the same ZF transaxle unit was developed for the Aston Martin the system has been substantially to accommodate the power and performance of the DBS.

System functionality is with that on the DB9, ‘Park’, ‘Reverse’, ‘Neutral’ and modes selected via facia controls.

When in ‘Drive’ pulling either of the leather-trimmed alloy paddles mounted on the column will activate mode, enabling the driver to gear shifts via the paddles. mode is also accessible on engine start-up. Alternatively, the mode can be selected at any time by the ‘D’ control on the centre engaging a fully automatic which will select the appropriate gear for the speed and conditions automatically.

The system includes a ‘Sport’ mode activated by a button on the centre – which engages a aggressive gear shift as gear changes feel and more forceful, engine matching on downshifts is more and in full automatic mode, occur at higher speeds. The setting also incorporates a responsive throttle map to match the characteristics of the Aston Martin DBS

Control

Contributing to the class-leading of rigidity, the VH-platform (Vertical Horizontal) upon which all Martins are founded, ensures a accomplished convertible translating an exciting and communicative chassis. The VH is a bonded aluminium structure provides outstanding strength and In comparison to its coupe sibling, the retains 75% of the rigidity equating to per degree.

This has been by rigidly mounting the rear sub and optimising the front and rear panels. Working together components contribute to more 20% of the total torsional rigidity.

the Aston Martin DBS Volante’s handling characteristics is the near weight distribution – by mounting the 6-speed gearbox at the placing 85% of the weight between the and rear axle.

To take advantage of its extremely precise and platform, the DBS employs a sophisticated Damping System (ADS) is specifically tuned for the Aston DBS Volante maximising ride It uses two separate valves to set the to five different positions, instant adjustment of the car’s and handling characteristics.

The ADS automatically the suspension settings to ensure the has high levels of control at all with the ability to respond to different driving conditions. The can be ‘softer’, with a corresponding in ride quality, or ‘firm’, improved body control for spirited driving.

The damper are determined by an electronic control which takes sensor from the car’s systems, throttle position, brake steering wheel rotation and speed. This data the prevailing driving conditions and the the driver is making on the car.

The Martin DBS Volante’s Adaptive System perfectly captures the sporting character, ensuring stiffer dampers are available for handling and control when the car is driven enthusiastically, without ride comfort during driving conditions. A designated mode automatically sets all to their firmest positions, it ideal for circuit driving. The DBS is fitted with Pirelli tyres that have developed especially for the car.

The Martin DBS Volante also has a Dynamic Stability Control system specifically tuned to the to help maintain maximum in challenging driving conditions. In operation, the DSC is automatically on. Select and the button for two seconds and DSC ‘Track’ is engaged, raising the threshold at the system intervenes to allow the driver to explore the car’s

Hold the button for four and DSC is disengaged entirely.

Carbon Matrix (CCM) brakes are as standard. Providing shorter distances with excellent to fade in even the most driving conditions, the CCM brakes are 12.5 kg lighter than a system. This results in the overall weight of the car and, in the unsprung weight and rotational further enhancing the Aston DBS Volante’s dynamics.

Technical

Body

Two-door convertible style with 2+2 seating

aluminium VH structure

Aluminium, alloy and carbon-fibre composite

Extruded aluminium door beams

High Intensity (HID) headlamps (main

LED rear lamps and side

Engine

All-alloy, quad camshaft, 48-valve, 5935 cc V12

ratio 10.9:1

Front-mid engine, rear-wheel drive

catalysed stainless steel system with active valves

Max power: 380 kW (510 bhp / 517 PS) @ rpm

Max torque: 570 Nm (420 lb.ft) @ rpm

Performance

Acceleration: 0-100 (0-62 mph) in 4.3 seconds

Max 307 km/h (191 mph)

Rear-mid mounted, six-speed gearbox. Rear-mid mounted 2′ six-speed gearbox electronic shift-by-wire control

Alloy torque tube carbon fibre propeller

Limited-slip differential

Final-drive 3.71:1 (manual) 3.46:1

Wheels and Tyres

Front: 8.5 x 20 P Zero 245/35

Rear: 11 x 20 P Zero 295/30

Steering

and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock

tilt and reach adjustment

Front: Independent double incorporating anti-dive geometry, springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers

Rear: Independent wishbones with anti-squat and geometry, coil springs, bar and monotube adaptive dampers

Damping System (ADS) Track mode

Brakes

Ventilated carbon ceramic 398 mm diameter with six-piston

Rear: Ventilated carbon discs, 360 mm diameter with callipers

Dynamic Stability (DSC) with Track

Anti-lock Braking System

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution

Emergency Brake Assist

Traction control

Dimensions

4721 mm (185.9)

Wheelbase: mm (107.9)

Width:

1905 mm (exc. Mirrors)

2060 mm (inc. Mirrors)

Fuel capacity: 78 litres (17.2 20.5 US galls)

Height: mm (50.4)

Weight: 1810 kg

Aston Martin DBS

Interior

Full grain interior

Matrix alloy trim and Iridium Silver console surround

Carbon door trims and door

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror door opener ( USA Canada

Sports seats with adjustment

Memory seats mirrors (three positions)

driver/passenger front airbags

airbags

Heated seats

rear screen

Automatic control

Organic Electroluminescent displays

Trip computer

LED map

Cruise control

Hard Drive (HDD) satellite system

Bluetooth telephone

Powerfold exterior mirrors

and rear parking sensors

monitoring

Alarm and immobiliser

central door locking and release

Wind deflector

disconnect switch

Battery

Tracking device ( UK only)

umbrella

Lamy pen and pen holder only)

In-Car Entertainment

Olufsen BeoSound DBS sound

Integrated Apple iPod®

USB connector with Waveform Format (WAF), Windows Player (WMA) and MPEG audio file compatibility

3.5 mm input socket

Options

20 alloy wheels with finish

20 10-spoke diamond-turned wheels

20 10-spoke diamond-turned wheels with graphite

Satellite radio system ( USA

Piano Black facia and centre console surround

sill plaques

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with door opener ( Europe

Alarm upgrade (volumetric and sensor)

Tracking device

kit

Ashtray and cigar lighter

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