2014 Aston Martin Vanquish S Owners Manual – As sure as the rising and setting of the sun every day, Aston Martin will deliver a droptop version of its flagship amazing traveler. With the presentation of the new, DBS-supplanting Vanquish last year, it wouldn’t have been long until those gents in Gaydon got around to hacking the rooftop off of it.
All things considered, makers of luxurious GT cars rake in huge profits selling convertibles, so Aston’s noteworthy the 2014 Vanquish Volante is somewhat of an easy decision.
(Not Quite) Classic GT Proportions
Visually, the Volante is essentially indistinguishable from the hardtop Vanquish in almost every manner save for its back deck and rooftop structure. As we called attention to in the wake of seeing spy photos of the Volante, the transition from roadster to droptop carried with it proportions that have gone slightly astray.
Similarly, the creation vehicle suffers from an odd mix of long hood and long back deck (as opposed to the more classic long-hood and short-deck treatment). On the Vanquish car, the aggressively raked roofline masks its lengthened watching wheelbase and balances out its profile. The roofless Volante, then again, exposes its passenger compartment as being almost altogether contained between the front and back axles. The protective cap like fabric top doesn’t improve things much when raised, either.
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Consistently Is Better With V-12
Also like the fixed-rooftop Vanquish, the Volante sits on an aluminum-and-carbon chassis structure and wears carbon-fiber body panels. The same sonorous 5.9-liter V-12 and six-speed programmed transmission found in the Vanquish live under the Volante’s louvered hood. We’re willing to wager that while the motor’s 565 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of force may feel the same as they do in the car, the Volante will serve occupants Aston’s signature V-12 sound at a gloriously higher volume.
Enormous Brembo carbon-fired disk brakes at all four corners help pull the Volante down from speed, and the brand’s Adaptive Damping System (ADS) handles body-control obligation. ADS offers drivers three selectable ride modes: Normal, Sport, and Track.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish S
With regards to the Vanquish Volante’s range-clincher status, it gets a range-beating cost of $297,995. That is a $16,000 premium over the Vanquish car, about $100,000 more than the four-entryway Rapide S. And a not-insignificant $150,000 more than the 2013 V8 Vantage roadster. Of course, the Vantage line has been around some time. And the Vanquish’s One-77–inspired design cues conclusively set it separated from lesser Astons.
As for the one of a kind proportions—on the off chance that you can bear the cost of the Volante. A couple of brisk stabs the resultant pedestrian rubbernecking should rapidly gloss things over.