England is not just as a sun tube in Europe. But what has made the British luxury car maker Aston Martin as the wheels, is the perfect vehicle to enjoy the summer properly. The DBS Superleggera Volante is the open-top Version of last year presented a super athlete ��� and not less than the fastest convertible in the over 100-year history.

super fast

to 4.72 metres long, the Volante is Powered by the self-developed 5.2-Liter twin-turbo V12 Monster underneath the gigantic hood. Its impressive performance data: 715 HP and 900 Nm, transferred to a 8-speed automatic, needless to say, on the rear axle. Thus, the open-top DBS will be catapulted in 3.6 seconds to 100 kph, the end of the acceleration is only reached at 340 km/h! Front splitter and spoiler and the double diffuser at the rear ensure the necessary contact pressure (177 kg on the rear and 340 km/h), and thus driving stability at high speeds.

light and airy

super lightweight, as the Name suggests, is the Superleggera with almost 1.9 tonnes unladen weight, however, is not. No wonder, with all of the technology Alone, the fabric top is made of eight layers of insulating material. The elaborate roof structure opens on the push of a button in 14 seconds and clears the way for a according to Aston “true sound of the orchestra”. While the V12 in the GT mode will give a “subtle köchelndes noise”, the Sound on “Sport” or “Sport Plus” more and more intense. In order not to forfeit with the well-heeled neighborhood, the Aston but also the “Quiet Start”function, in the case of the Volante, the engine just discreetly auffauchen.

super expensive

of Course, the DBS Superleggera Volante can freely personalize, Alone, the soft top is available in eight different colours, the roof can be adjusted in six variants to the own preferences. That then also the price over 300’000 Swiss francs, up again, is likely to wrest the exclusive group of buyers more than a tired Smile. The only fly in the ointment: The open-top DBS will start only in the autumn. A bit late for the English summer.