Aston Martin revealed the volante version of its most powerful production car yet

Aston Martin's most powerful production car gets a soft top
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Aston Martin have revealed the DBS 770 Ultimate Volante, the convertible version of the 770 that was revealed back in January.

Both the Volante and the Coupe feature the same engine, a 5.2-liter V12 that produces 759 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque.

The main difference between the two models is, of course, the body style. The Volante features a folding fabric roof that can be operated at speeds of up to 31 mph, while the coupe has a fixed roof. The Volante also weighs slightly more than the coupe, which affects its performance slightly. It also shares the same grille, 21-inch alloy wheels, fitted with Pirelli P Zero tyres, which take inspiration from the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Despite the slight weight difference, both the coupe and the Volante are capable of reaching 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and have a top speed of 211 mph. Both models also come with the same transmission, a rear-mounted eight-speed automatic.

As far as the interior design goes, like the Coupe, the Volante's interior is sheathed with premium materials such as leather, carbon
fibre, and Alcantara. However Aston Martin have decided to stick with some dated design elements such as the inclusion of a matte infotainment screen with a protruding leather bezel and an array of buttons and switches that look like they were taken out of a 15 year old car.   

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The exact prices for the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate hasn't been made public, however they are expected to be priced at £314,000 ($387,578 or €358,321) for the Coupe version and £337,000 ($415,820 or €384,567) for the Volante.

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