Aston Martin DB11 Volante Sheds Camouflage as It Nears Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It appears everything is on schedule for the drop-top Aston Martin DB11 to launch in spring 2018.

The British automaker isn’t really keeping the Aston Martin DB11 Volante a secret, making an official announcement on its development and showing off photos of the camouflaged convertible last year. Now, there’s quite a bit of camouflage removed from the prototype, revealing up to the doors with very little surprises since it’s based on the existing coupe. We do get a better idea on the styling for the rear end though and what little camouflage remains doesn’t do much to conceal details on the stunning convertible.

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Like past Aston Martin convertible models, the DB11 Volante will have a folding fabric soft top, rather than a retractable hardtop. Expect it to feature the same powertrain as the DB11 Coupe, including the 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine sourced from AMG with 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Rumor has it that both the coupe and convertible models will get a more affordable V8 in its lineup.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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