The Aston Martin DB11 Volante is not expected until Spring 2018 if we are to believe what Aston Martin have pasted to the side of their latest test mule! These photos were snapped of the British GT testing in the Arctic recently side-by-side with the Coupe which can be spotted in some of the photos.

The photos reveal a camouflaged mule with plastic panels covering the bonnet and rear flanks of the car. We don’t think the design will differ much from the Coupe though with the camo intended to ensure the shape is not revealed prematurely. The photos confirm that the DB11 Volante will use a traditional rag top, much the same as the current Vanquish Volante.

It is expected that the 1,770 kilogram Aston Martin DB11 will gain weight through losing its top. Extra strengthening and heavy roof mechanisms will likely add a small amount of weight.

Underneath, we expect that the mechanicals will remain the same. The 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 will get 600 hp and 700 Nm of torque, plus a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The DB11 Volante will likely stop short of the 3.9 second zero to 100 km/h time, perhaps in the 4.2 second mark with a top speed in excess of 320 km/h.

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