The company claims that the roof can be put down in 14 seconds and up in 16 seconds.
"DBS Superleggera produces a spectacular and relentless level of performance and so for the Volante, we focused on bringing that extra level of sensory overload that only an open-top Super GT can deliver inside the cabin", said Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman. The British carmaker claims a 0-100 km/h time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 339.57 km/h.
As for the convertible roof, Aston Martin's engineers designed it so it flows with the overall DBS Superleggera design, making it appear as seamless as the hardtop's. Further a choice of six Rokona headliners has been provided. There's also an air vent behind the front wheels.
Unveiled Tuesday, the 2020 DBS Superleggera Volante will serve as the flagship of the brand until a new Vanquish supercar is added early next decade. The new deeper side strake draws more air from the front wheel arch to reduce lift and aid high-speed stability. A revised iteration of the Aeroblade ll system, to accommodate the Volante's clothed roofline, continues to deliver additional downforce at the car's rear.
Like the coupe, the Volante is powered by a twin-turbo, 5.2-litre V12 tuned to deliver 533kW of power and 900Nm of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which enables the auto to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds and 0-100 miles per hour (161 km/h) in 6.7 seconds. The 664lbft of torque drives a carbon-fiber prop shaft, which spins up the eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. At VMAX, the DBS Superleggera Volante produces 177kg of downforce, just 3kg less than the coupe, an impressive feat when considering the car's fundamental aerodynamic changes. Its quoted 0-62 miles per hour time of 3.6 seconds (.02 seconds behind the coupe) and 0-100 time of 6.7 seconds means it's no slouch in the acceleration department, either, despite its quoted dry weight of 4,107 pounds. 60mph comes up in 3.4 seconds, 0.2s behind, and it has the same 211mph top speed. In GT mode, the engine note simmers, but select Sport or Sport Plus and the acoustics become progressively more intense.