2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
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2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante

Gaydon, Warwickshire, England – Aston Martin will premiere the new DBS Volante at the Geneva Auto Salon in March. The new model completes the DBS lineup and combines sports car characteristics with open-air motoring.

The DBS Volante uses a motorized retractable fabric roof, which neatly disappears behind a tonneau cover at the touch of a button.

Conceived as a convertible from the start, Aston Martin engineers opted for a fabric hood, to closely follow the silhouette of the DBS coupe and to minimize overall weight. The roof retracts in 14 seconds, at vehicle speeds up to 48 km/h.

The DBS Volante uses a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, with a top speed of 307 km/h, and zero to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. It is Aston Martin’s 16th convertible model in the company’s 95-year history. It will be built in Gaydon, with deliveries expected to begin during the third quarter of 2009.

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