Aston Martin DBS Volante - No Recession For James Bond

Posted: Feb 26 2009, 8:58am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:14pm CDT, in Cars & Vehicles


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Aston Martin DBS Volante - No Recession for James Bond

James Bond's preferred car maker Aston Martin will premiere the DBS Volante at the Geneva Auto Salon on March 3rd 2009.
The Volante brings the open air feeling to the Aston Martin DBS series of exquisite sports cars.

Featuring a motorized retractable fabric roof, the DBS’s profile is preserved whether up or down. When the roof is closed, it provides a warm comfortable ambience and when open, it neatly disappears behind the new tonneau cover at the touch of a button.
Aston Martin engineers opted for a fabric hood to closely follow the silhouette of the DBS coupe and due to its lightweight properties, minimize overall weight gain. The roof is fully retractable in only 14 seconds and at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h).

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

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and Aston Martin’s acoustic engineers specifically for the Volante resulting in a system that senses when the roof has been retracted and adjusts the sound stage to compensate for extra wind noise, providing an unrivalled automotive audio experience.

Pricing of the DBS Volante will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2009. Shipments for those who can still afford an Aston Martin DBS will start in Q3 of 2009.
Via the Aston Martin site.

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