DBS Volante

Ferocity. Driven.

The DBS Volante brings drop-top thrills to one of Aston Martin’s most powerful models.

Need to know


The DBS Volante takes the title as Aston Martin’s fastest convertible, with a top speed of 211mph possible and zero to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds


Aston Martin thoroughly tested the DBS Volante’s folding roof in its development, pushing the mechanism through more than 100,000 cycles to simulate 10 years of usage


The folding roof takes just 14 seconds to open and 16 seconds to close - and it can be operated via the key

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Aston Martin has ensured that the sleek lines of the Coupe have been retained in the DBS’ switch to Volante specification. To do so, it has fitted a clever fabric roof that uses eight layers of insulating materials to ensure that the cabin is comfortable and refined even when the roof is in place. 

It takes just 14 seconds to open and 16 seconds to close and can be operated from inside the DBS or outside via the key. Simply stand within a two-metre radius of the car, press a button, and the roof will either raise or lower. Simple.


The exterior design of the new Aston Martin DBS Volante manages to be just as streamlined as that of the Coupe. Despite having a fabric roof, the Volante retains that aerodynamic appeal, while the option to choose from eight eye-catching fabric roof colours means that you can perfectly match the folding soft-top to the exterior shade of the car.


The bonnet of the DBS Volante is crafted from carbon fibre - which makes it exceptionally light - but it also incorporates a clamshell design which provides real theatre when it lifts up and forwards to showcase the V12 engine underneath.


Included on the new Aston Martin DBS Volante is an eight-inch screen, controlled via a touchpad to access all media and navigation functions. As well as integrated digital radio, this system also offers smartphone integration via Bluetooth, which means that you’re able to play music or podcasts through the car’s player. 

A helpful feature for parking is the DBS Volante’s standard-fit 360-degree parking camera, which works in conjunction with the front and rear parking sensors to make positioning the car a little easier. A park distance display also displays how near or far the vehicle is from an object when parking and this is accompanied by audible alerts, too. All of these should help to make parking an absolute breeze in the DBS Volante.


Engines & Performance

Underneath the long clamshell bonnet of the DBS Volante sits a 5.3-litre, 48-valve bi-turbo V12 which is front mid-mounted for the best possible weight distribution. All 715bhp and 900Nm of torque are sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, while a carbon-fibre prop shaft has been used to help the whole setup cope with the huge amount of torque developed by the engine. 

The DBS Volante also utilises a modern adaptive damping system, which can be tailored to the driver’s desired firmness or edited through three driver modes - GT, Sport and Sport Plus. Selecting one of these modes also adjusts the sharpness of the throttle, the weight of the steering and the severity of the gearshifts. Bringing the DBS Volante to a stop are huge ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs which provide excellent stopping performance with little wear.



Thanks to that monstrous V12 engine, the DBS Volante will manage 0-60mph in just 3.4 seconds and will carry on to a top speed of 211mph. This performance makes it Aston Martin’s fastest convertible and definitely puts it towards the top of the drop-top leaderboard. Clever on-board software can judge the exterior conditions and ensure that the automatic gearbox is in exactly the right gear at any given time, too. 

When it comes to fuel economy, clever cylinder deactivation technology - which can deactivate a bank of cylinders when at a cruise - means that the DBS Volante can return a respectable 20.1mpg, while CO2 emissions stand at 295g/km.

0-60 mph

3.4 seconds

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Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. Figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including factory-fitted options, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Further information about the test used to establish fuel consumption and CO2 figures can be found at www.astonmartin.com