Aston Martin DB11 Steering wheel, tradition convertibleAutomotive News
The vehicle uses a 510-horsepower V8 twin-turbo and eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing it to offer sportsmanship and fun at the wheel
The great tradition of Aston Martin to make some of the world’s most elegant and sporty convertible vehicles has its continuity with the new DB11 Volante, a jewel of four wheels, driven by a V8 biturbo engine of 510 horses whose recommended price in Germany is 199,000 euros. With the increase of taxes in Spain will cost around 226,000 euros.
The arrival of the latest creation of Aston Martin, the DB11 in its version of coupe bodywork earlier this year has been a major commercial success for the British brand. Now comes the market that, from the brand itself, define as the most elegant of Aston Martin convertibles.
The new DB11 Volante sets new standards for performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the ultimate convertible GT. It is powered by a new V8 engine with a 510-horsepower twin turbocharger, but the most remarkable thing is that the whole car is built on the new aluminum structure that debuted on the DB11 Coupé. Therefore, it is lighter and more rigid than the model it replaces. Specifically the new DB 11 Steering Wheel is 26 kg lighter than its predecessor the DB9 Steering Wheel, while the torsional rigidity has increased by 5%. This allows for better performance and more importantly, easier driving and more fun at the wheel.
The new DB11 Volante has three different driving modes for the driver to enjoy at the wheel, with which the vehicle itself adjusts the operation of the eight-speed automatic transmission with cams on the steering wheel, electric power steering and differential of limited slip. With this, the driver can configure the response of the car and adapt its behavior to the road, weather or mood.
In addition to comfort elements that allow for better comfort with the open roof, such as the heating system on the neck or the heated steering wheel, it includes new safety features including the Isofix anchorage in the passenger seat, including for the first instead on an Aston Martin model.
Aesthetically the new DB11 Steering wheel surprises with exclusive details like the striking aluminum hood or the new wood or carbon fiber panels on the seat backs, or a fabric hood available in a selection of red Bordeaux colors, black or gray. This electrically operated hood takes only 14 seconds to fully open while the overturning operation takes 16 seconds. Its drive can be made from the remote control and also in movement up to 50 km / h. It also has a very striking rear illumination, with a very thin C-shaped optical group and a very breakthrough design of its alloy wheels.
DB11 Steering wheel, elegant and sporty.
Aston Martin President and CEO Andy Palmer highlighted the new model that for many of its customers, “The Volante has always offered something very special: a unique combination of elegant style, innate sportsmanship and a sensorial commitment that puts him above his convertible rivals. ” “The new DB11 Volante captures those qualities to perfection and promises the kind of pleasure and enjoyment that can only come from driving an open-top Aston Martin,” he added.
The recommended selling price for this DB11 Steering Wheel, the latest launch of Aston Martin is 159,900 pounds in. For European markets the reference is Germany, where its price with 19% VAT is 199,000 euros, so in Spain, with 21% VAT and 14.5% registration tax will be around the 226,000 euros. It is a jewel of four wheels and as such has to be paid. Although orders can already be made, the first deliveries will be next spring.
THE CONFIDENTIAL – C. Cancela -16.10.2017 (Translation Soft)