Aston Martin DBS Volante (white)

£1,395.00£2,495.00

The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is the convertible version of the DB9 coupé. The chassis, though stiffer, uses the same base VH platform. To protect occupants from rollovers, the Volante has strengthened windshield pillars and two pop-up hoops behind the rear seats.

Description

The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is the convertible version of the DB9 coupé. The chassis, though stiffer, uses the same base VH platform. To protect occupants from rollovers, the Volante has strengthened windshield pillars and two pop-up hoops behind the rear seats. The hoops cannot be disabled and will break the car’s rear window if deployed. In an effort to improve the Volante’s ride while cruising, Aston Martin softened the springs and lightened the anti-roll bars in the Volante, leading to a gentler suspension. The retractable roof of the Volante is made of folding fabric and takes 17 seconds for operation. With a kerb weight of 1,882 kg (4,150 lb), the Volante weighs more than the coupé due to chassis stiffening modifications.

The coupé and Volante both share the same semi-automatic and automatic gearboxes and engine. The original car was limited to 266 km/h (165 mph) to retain the integrity of the roof, this limitation was removed on the upgraded 2007 model onwards. Like the coupé, the original Volante has 570 N⋅m (420 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,000 rpm and a maximum power of 456 PS (335 kW; 450 hp) at 6,000 rpm. The 0 to 97 km/h (60 mph) is slowed to 4.9 seconds due to the additional weight. On newer models, like the coupé’s, the Volante’s power output and torque have increased to 477 PS (351 kW; 470 hp) and 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) respectively for the 2009 model year, and 517 PS (380 kW; 510 hp) and 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft) respectively for the 2013 model year. The kerb weight had also been reduced to 1,815 kg (4,001 lb).

Additional information

Hire days

3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days

© Supercar Hire Scotland / Retro & Classic Car Hire