Aston Martin DBS Volante

Truly great luxury sports cars are few and far between. In a world where innovation is all too often hampered by compromise, pure performance is a rarity available only to the genuinely discerning. Designed as the ultimate driving experience, the Aston Martin DBS Volante bridges the gap between road and track – DB9 and DBR9. Equally at home on a twisting mountain circuit as on the open road, the DBS is a true thoroughbred.

The Aston Martin DBS Volante is a 6.0-litre V12 powered, race-bred, two-seater convertible shaped by the aerodynamic demands of high performance, with an exquisite interior that marries beautifully hand-finished materials with the very latest in performance technology. A combination of elegant design, innovative manufacturing processes, race-derived materials and components and Aston Martin's unrivalled hand-build expertise makes the DBS a luxury sports car without equal.

  Standard Mileage
24 Hours £ 645 100
Weekend £ 1,935 300
Full Week £ 4,165 700

Specification

The DBS was developed as the ultimate expression of Aston Martin's engineering and technical ability. The need for high-performance stability, handling ability and low kerb weight defined the car's form and construction. The DBS is the first production Aston Martin to make extensive use of ultra-light carbon-fibre body panels. Its high level of performance is delivered by the combination of inherent light weight, near-perfect weight distribution, a supremely powerful and flexible V12 engine, and a performance-honed six speed transmission.

The 6.0-litre V12 engine is the heart of the DBS. The DBR9 and DBRS9 race cars are powered by an enhanced version of this same V12, tuned to produce in excess of 600 bhp. The shared powerplant continues the strong link between Aston Martin's road and race cars, just as the six-cylinder powerplant used in the DBR1 also powered the DB4, DB5 and DB6 in the 1950s and 60s.

 

Technical Specification

Body

  • Two-door convertible body style with 2+0 seating
  • Bonded aluminium VH structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon fibre composite body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
  • Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
  • LED rear lamps and side repeaters

Engine

  • All alloy quad overhead cam 48 valve 5935cc V12
  • Compression ratio 10.9:1
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

Performance

  • Max speed: 191mph (307km/h)
  • Max power: 380kW (510bhp/517 PS) @ 6500 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h (62mph) 4.3 seconds
  • Max torque: 570 Nm (420 lb.ft) @ 5750 rpm

Transmission

  • Rear mid-mounted six-speed manual gearbox
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Final drive ratio: 3.71:1

Steering

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

Suspension

  • Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Track mode
  • Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers

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