Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied on the 'Ring

Aston Martin's DB11 boulevard cruiser to hit showrooms next year

Aston Martin’s recent product renaissance is set to continue as it puts the finishing touches on the upcoming DB11 Volante. As with previous soft-top Astons, the DB11 Volante will be closely related to its coupe sibling, sharing the same chassis, drivetrain and overall styling.

Seen here testing on the Nurburgring in Germany, the Volante appears to mirror the coupe’s sleek look quite closely, something made easier by the hardtop's visually separated body and roof. Featuring a smoother acoustic hood compared to the previous car, the DB11 will likely build on the Gran Tourer aspirations of the coupe whilst giving drivers better access to the glorious V12 rumble.

> Click here for our review of the DB11 coupe

An unfortunate side effect the loss of a fixed roof, the DB11 will lose some of the aerodynamic features from the coupe like the ‘virtual rear wing’, but given its GT aspirations, the effects are not likely to be felt by most owners.

Unlike previous DB Volantes, this time Aston Martin is expected to also offer a new 4.0-litre AMG-sourced V8 that will also power the smaller V8 Vantage. The downsized option will also be available with the coupe and will not only lower the base price, but may also improve handling thanks to a reduction of weight under the enormous clamshell bonnet.

With Aston confirming – via a handy sticker on the side of the spied prototype – the DB11 Volante’s release in the spring of next year, we still have a bit of a wait before we can get our hands on one.

Recommended

Aston Martin DB11 review – British GT shows poise and pace
Aston Martin DB11 front
Aston Martin DB11 coupe

Aston Martin DB11 review – British GT shows poise and pace

The DB11 is a fantastic GT car with a superb balance that is best on bigger roads
8 Dec 2020
2020 Aston Martin DB11 AMR review
Aston Martin DB11 coupe

2020 Aston Martin DB11 AMR review

We were less than impressed when we drove the original DB11 V12. So what exactly has happened in the transformation to this more potent AMR version to…
30 May 2020

Most Popular

Lotus Type 131 production confirmed for this year
Type 131 render
Lotus

Lotus Type 131 production confirmed for this year

All-new sports car to rival the iconic Porsche 911 and set the blueprint for Lotus's future models
25 Jan 2021
SSC Tuatara achieves 282.9mph average, faster than Koenigsegg’s Agera RS
SSC Tuatara
News

SSC Tuatara achieves 282.9mph average, faster than Koenigsegg’s Agera RS

It’s quite some way off 2020’s debunked 331mph claim, but 282.9mph is still enough to make the SSC Tuatara the world’s fastest production car, unoffic…
27 Jan 2021
Ferrari ‘Breadvan’ returns – Niels van Roij reveals 550-based homage
Niels Van Roij Design Breadvan hommage
Ferrari 550

Ferrari ‘Breadvan’ returns – Niels van Roij reveals 550-based homage

UK-based Niels van Roij Design has unveiled its take on the iconic 1962 racer, based on the Ferrari 550 Maranello
26 Jan 2021