Aston Martin has just unveiled its 2014 Vanquish Volante, the first Volante model to ever feature a full carbon fiber body.
The Vanquish Volante (roadster) is powered by the British automaker’s 6.0-liter, V12 engine with 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque while its multi-layer lightweight fabric roof can be operated at speeds up to 30 mph. And despite being the first Volante model to feature a fully carbon fiber-skinned body, it’s also the stiffest Volante body structure yet in the brand’s 100-year history.
The drop-top takes just 14 seconds to fold and can be done effortlessly on the move thanks to a simple switch. Other unique features of the Vanquish Volante include its full-height windscreen, another first for Aston Martin. Inside, every bit of luxury you’d expect from an Aston Martin sports car is present in a 2+2 cabin. Compared to its predecessor, the trunk space is now 50 percent larger, making it a more practical convertible than ever before.
Pricing was also announced in the U.S. with the 2014 model starting at $297,995 with the first deliveries expected to begin early next year.
“Vanquish Volante, like the Vanquish coupe before it, uses the very latest technologies employed in the very best ways to create a sports car which is easy to control, and to enjoy dynamic performance at the finest level,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez. “This is not simply a great-looking car – this is a great car engineered and crafted for the connoisseur by people dedicated to delivering exceptional sports cars with clearly defined characters.”
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