When I first saw the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante, I thought, “It would look like a cabriolet.” Well, now Aston thought it appropriate to release one, and guess what? I was right.
The muscular lines on the underside of the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante are particularly suitable for decapitation, with a car that seems better proportioned with the top down than the old DB9 Volante. The electrically operated fabric roof now uses eight layers of material to muffle the sound, and is available in red, black or gray. Aston says it only takes 14 seconds to lower the roof and 16 seconds to raise it, this process being possible when the car is traveling at speeds of up to 31 mph (even if it is aimed directly at a headwind of the same speed). You can also operate from outside the car using the remote control to get the most out of street theater.
Although it’s not the most spacious car in its segment, the Volante offers enough practicality. As with the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 steering wheel, the small rear seats are large enough to accommodate children or those who are willing to risk deep vein thrombosis in exchange for the excitement of riding at the back of a covered Aston high. But space increases the load capacity of items that cannot be crushed in the trunk. While Aston’s 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante luggage space is 20 percent larger than the open top DB9, the 7 cubic foot boot of the old car was one of the smallest in the segment. If things get too complicated, the owners of Volante can send their luggage separately.
The 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante does not change much of the formula defined by its brothers with a solid roof. Under the hood are a 503 horsepower V8 and a 498 pounder, courtesy of Mercedes Benz AMG, the same as the coupe. Nothing is known yet about a Volante powered by V12, but there is a good chance that if the demand is present, it will finally appear.
With first deliveries to customers starting next spring, the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante will have an initial price of $ 219,320, a figure that represents a reasonable $ 17,500 charge on the equivalent coupe. For such an attractive car, it’s a price we suspect a high percentage of DB11 buyers in the US will be willing to pay.