Aston Martin DB9 Volante

It takes one push of a button and a mere 17 seconds to raise or lower the roof of the Volante. Hood up or down, the lines of a DB9 Volante remain breathtakingly beautiful.

DB9 was conceived and designed, from the outset, as both a Coupe and a convertible (Volante). This uncompromising approach is typical of the whole DB9 engineering philosophy. That is why DB9 Volante is one of the most structurally rigid and best handling convertibles in the world. It is also one of the fastest and quietest. It looks elegant and perfectly proportioned from every angle - with roof up or down.

As with all Aston Martins, beauty and proportion is of key importance.

  Standard Mileage
24 Hours £ 475 100
Weekend £ 1,425 300
Full Week £ 2,800 700

A great sports car needs a great engine - it is the heart of any high performance machine. In DB9's case, that great engine is a powerful yet refined all aluminium 6.0-litre V12. It produces 335 kW (450 bhp) and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque. That results in a power to weight ratio of 194 kW/tonne (263 bhp/tonne) - one of the highest figures in its class.

Performance is enormous, yet usable. Top speed is 300 km/h (186 mph) and acceleration sees 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds (add two tenths of a second for the automatic). These figures are impressive and DB9 will respond with real passion.

Technical Specification

Body

  • Two door coupe or convertible (Volante) body style with 2+2 seating
  • Extruded aluminium bonded body structure
  • Aluminium and composite body panels
  • Extruded aluminium door side impact protection beams
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) projector lamps (dipped beam)
  • Halogen projector headlamps (main beam) with power wash
  • LED rear lamps

Engine

  • All alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 5935cc V12
  • Compression ratio 10.3:1
  • Visteon engine management controlling fuel injection, ignition, diagnostics and misfire detection system
  • Stainless steel by-pass valve exhaust system
  • Maximum power 335 kW (450 bhp) at 6000 rpm
  • Maximum torque 570 Nm (420 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • Maximum speed 186 mph (300 km/h)

Transmission

  • Rear mid-mounted 'Touchtronic 2' six-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
  • Rear mid-mounted six-speed manual gearbox
  • Limited slip differential
  • Final drive ratio 3.54:1 (manual) / 3.154:1 (Touchtronic 2)

Steering

  • Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted, 3.0 turns lock to lock. Column tilt and reach adjustment

Suspension

  • Front: Independent double aluminium wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar
  • Rear: Independent double aluminium wishbones incorporating longitudinal control arms, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar.

* Winter pricing is applicable on hires between 1 October and the end of February.