Following on from its Coupe counterpart, Aston Martin have given the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. There isn’t much we didn’t expect with this convertible. We took a closer look at the show car!
The Vanquish is due for replacement in 2018. The car that replaces it will likely use the architecture that currently underpins the Aston Martin DB11. The Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante makes do with the existing platform although we are sure that Aston Martin will find plenty of customers willing to part with their money.
The updates to the Vanquish S Volante include chassis updates with spring rates increased by 10% all round, the Bilstein dampers are re-tuned with new software, there is a better balance between compression and rebound damping and the gap between Normal and Sport suspension settings was wider.
The naturally aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine now produces 600 hp at 7,000 rpm rather than the standard model’s 6,650 rpm. The Aston Martin Vanquish S sticks with the hydraulically assisted steering rack rather than the DB11’s electrically assisted system. The Volante will likely hit 100 km/h a few tenths of a second slower that the Coupe’s 3.5 seconds with a top speed of slightly less than 320 km/h.
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