Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

The Best Volante…everAston Martin Vanquish Volante img1

The Aston Martin Vanquish, the ultimate grand tourer, the stunning product of 100 years of Aston Martin Power, Beauty & Soul. How to enhance the character and capability of our Super GT? Simple; the same engineering expertise, the same dynamic performance, the same world-leading design – but the thrill of open top driving.

Sculpted Beauty & Strength

Proportion, presence, purity. Vanquish Volante delivers the most beautiful body-shape in its class. Subtle changes needed extensive design work. All new aerodynamically tuned decklid and tonneau. New full-height windscreen with glass directly meeting roof. First fully carbon-fibre skinned Volante. Taking something away allowed us to add so much more.

Easy to Look at.Hard to Achieve

Producing the same range-topping performance achieved in Vanquish Coupe in Vanquish Volante was an engineering challenge – a challenge we passed. Powered by the same AM11 V12 engine, acceleration of 4.1secs and peak power of 573PS ensures this is the quickest accelerating Volante we’ve produced. It’s also the stiffest with a body which maintains all the dynamic agility of Vanquish Coupe.

Sophisticated Design & Technology  

Vanquish Volante is the most technologically innovative convertible we’ve ever made, truly engineered to be a convertible. The three layer lightweight fabric roof takes just 14secs to fold, operating at up to 30mph. 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound system monitors and adapts based on open-top conditions. Boot loading capacity is more than 50% higher than DBS Volante, the same if the roof is up or down.

Luxury from Top Down

All of the finishes, the authentic materials, the exquisite details from Vanquish Coupe – but more eyes will enjoy them. The all-new centre stack inspired by One-77 combines elegance and ergonomics. A cabin that can be tailored in thousands of unique colour and material combinations offers bold contrasts or subtle styling.

Design

Purity through Evolution

2012 saw Vanquish unveiled to acclaim – exceptional technology combined with pure beauty. Our world-leading design team created a car instantly recognisable as Aston Martin but with a bold new look; lithe and honed, elegant and muscular. To create Vanquish Volante our designers worked to refine a convertible body shape. Retaining proportion and balance, ensuring exact aerodynamic performance, creating distinctive convertible styling. In our Centenary year we present the Ultimate Volante.

Great Design From Simplicity

A roof that’s simple to use and simple to change. We designed Vanquish Volante without complication or clutter. Taking just 14 secs to remove, with just one button push, the lightweight fabric roof fits snugly beneath the tonneau cover with no impact on exterior styling.
What’s more, you don’t have to stop, the Vanquish Volante roof can be folded at up to 30mph

Sophistication & Power

“Vanquish Volante is a sports car, but more even than that it is the ultimate Volante. A car which follows a long line of elegant Aston Martin convertibles, this super GT is sculpted to convey sophistication as much as raw power.

Exquisite Form, Advanced Function

Advanced carbon-fibre allowed us to create the now iconic Vanquish rear aero-duct. Optimised for Vanquish Volante this single moulded piece improves downforce and aerodynamic performance. Taking over two days to make, this integral part combines detailed craftsmanship and purity of form. Vanquish Volante also sees the subtle integration of the rear stop lamp, blending it into the surface of the decklid.

Designed for Performance

Only Aston Martin could create a convertible which maintained the aerodynamic performance of a coupe. Stability at speed. Sharp cornering. Minimised drag. The combination of re-engineered body panels and the advanced rear aero-duct help create balance and lift whether the roof is up of down.

Pure, Flowing Lines

An enhanced, flowing front profile from a new full-height windscreen. A first for Aston Martin, we’ve removed the top body coloured surround and extended the windscreen to meet the fabric roof. Improved visibility and a cleaner profile, Vanquish Volante once again combines design and engineering in one stunning package.

A Suit of Carbon

Vanquish is the first Aston Martin Volante to be sculpted entirely from carbon-fibre. The only material we could use to create the exterior form our designers wanted. Lightweight but with a phenomenal strength-to-weight ratio this advanced material allowed our designers to create the muscular yet smooth form befitting our Super GT. Exposed carbon-fibre styling also offers a subtle contrast to paint and brightwork to create a striking visual effect.

One Car, Two Appearances

We created a profile that looks beautiful with roof up or down. Vanquish Volante’s key feature saw intensive design work. You can contrast exterior paint, roof colour and interior design as Vanquish Volante adds further personalisation to an extensive palette. Subtle, sporting or luxurious colours can be blended to create the Vanquish you want, twice.

Great Sounds – Even when Inside is Outside

A sophisticated package also sounds sophisticated. The 1000w Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system – specially developed for Vanquish Volante – coming as standard. Sound equalisation constantly monitors cabin noise and changes audio settings. With thirteen speakers, all built discreetly and consistently into the cabin. Roof up, or roof down, Vanquish Volante always sounds great.

More Luxurious & More Practical

Vanquish Volante combines, elegance, performance and practicality. One stunning number tells the story – 50% more boot capacity than DBS Volante. With 279ltrs of storage our engineers used the carbon-fibre structure to achieve more rear room. Some convertibles reduce capacity for roof-down driving, not Vanquish, rear boot capacity is always consistent.

An Interior fit for displayAston Martin Vanquish Volante img5

Vanquish introduced a new benchmark for GT luxury. Vanquish Volante goes further. Our craftsmen work only with authentic materials to create an interior of outright luxury. Real metal, real glass, real carbon-fibre used in the finest cabin we’ve ever created. How that cabin looks is up to you; a selection of five leather types, over thirty leather colours, more than forty threads – all yours to choose from.

Technical

State-of-the-art Engine Technology

Blistering performance levels from the most powerful Volante we’ve ever created. The advanced AM11 V12 engine delivers 620Nm of torque, 573 PS (565 BHP) of peak power and a sprint of just 4.1 secs. Breakthrough engine technology; machined combustion chambers, enlarged throttle bodies and knock sensing ensure AM11 delivers power throughout the rev range. The thrill of open-top driving is delivered by class-leading technical expertise.

Direct Power Delivery

A powertrain lowered by 19mm versus DBS Volante means Vanquish Volante has incredible agility. A front mid-engine, rear transaxle layout contributes to a near perfect 51:49 weight distribution for outstanding dynamic ability so when Vanquish is pushed, Vanquish always delivers.

The Core of what we doAston Martin Vanquish img7

Globally renowned, the latest Gen4 evolution of our VH architecture sits at the heart of Vanquish Volante. Re-engineered for the unique challenges of a convertible, our VH architecture combines bonded aluminium with carbon fibre creating a light but stiff core. New underfloor panels tie the tub together on both engine and transmission bays. A new rear subframe spreads load evenly through the structure. From core to skin, this is breakthrough technology.

A Stiff Target

We wanted to produce the same driving experience in Vanquish Volante as we’d achieved in Vanquish Coupe. The key? Torsional rigidity. The most rigid Volante we’ve ever made is an incredible 14% stiffer than DBS Volante. The re-engineered VH architecture delivers key benefits; thicker sill gauge, new engine bay struts – managing front load, a hollow aluminium subframe – reducing weight by 10%.
The benefits are instantly clear as Vanquish Volante gives razor-sharp steering feedback. With lower steering corruption , less bodyroll and predictable handling, the intensive work we did at the heart of Vanquish Volante impacts the complete driving experience.

Revolutionary Carbon Body

Advanced aerospace standard carbon-fibre saves weight and helps achieve a revolutionary new body structure. 50% more boot space from carbon-fibre rear panels, minimising weight outside the wheelbase and increasing agility. Like Vanquish Coupe, Vanquish Volante is also cloaked in a suit of carbon. Derived from our GT race-car programme carbon-fibre allows the creation of unbroken exterior lines, improving aerodynamics and helping our designers realise a muscular exterior form.

Ultimate Driving Dynamics

The Ultimate Volante performs with outstanding dynamics and maximum ride comfort. The same 3-stage adaptive damping system developed for Vanquish Coupe makes its Volante debut, tuned for perfect convertible performance. Recalibrated for the weight and stiffness characteristics of a Volante body structure this advanced new system allows complete control whatever the conditions. 3rd generation Brembo Carbon Ceramic brakes are also introduced for lightning quick response with virtually no fade.

Material Engineering

Re-engineered multi-layer roof fabric produces a new level of comfort and protection. A weatherproof outer canopy combines rubber for noise reduction, acrylic twill and polyester lining. A middle Thinsulate interlayer aids heat retention and Rokona headlining on the inside of the roof is an integral part of the cabin finish. Warm, protective and stylish – the roof of Vanquish Volante uses advanced material engineering.

World-Class Sounds

13 speakers deliver the greatest sound system ever integrated on an Aston Martin. The industry-leading Bang&Olufsen BeoSound automatically monitors and adapts for cabin noise to deliver perfect audio quality.
Each speaker is enclosed in an air-tight cabinet, reducing interference and deliver sharp precise sounds. Acoustic Lens tweeters (ALT) project have integrated reflective surfaces to spread sound horizontally through the cabin. Integrated with rubber to remove door rattles each ALT rises smoothly when the system is activated. You’ll never notice the engineering, but you’ll certainly notice the sound it creates.

Passenger Comfort & Security

Our cars are driven by design, not by legislation. Patented solutions ensure passenger comfort and security is at the heart of what we do. Side curtain airbags mounted discreetly on the door upper trim combine with driver and rear passenger airbags. A redeveloped front profile introduces a new pedestrian protection system integrated underneath the bonnet. Our advanced ‘Rollover Protection System’ deploys hidden spikes from behind both rear headrests. Removing the tonneau trim cover and shattering the rear screen to provide protection for driver and passengers in the event of an accident.

Tested to Extremes

Ideal for hot weather driving, Vanquish Volante has been tested to extremes in both warm and cold temperatures. The multi-layer fabric roof reduces noise but also seals effectively to maintain warmth. Building on the advanced programme which ensured Vanquish Coupe was the most intensively tested car we’ve ever made, Vanquish Volante goes even further with a specific programme for the unique demands of convertible engineering.

Specifications

Body

  • Two-door Volante style with 2+2 seating
  • New generation bonded aluminium and carbon fibre VH structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon-fibre composite body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Single bi-xenon headlamps with LED sidelights
  • LED light blade rear lamps and LED side repeaters

Engine

  • All-alloy, independent quad variable camshaft timing, 48-valve, 5,935 cc V12
  • Compression ratio 11.0:1
  • Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Six three-way catalytic convertors
  • Max power: 573 PS (565 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
  • Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds (estimated)
  • Max speed: 295 km/h (183 mph)

Transmission

  • Rear-mid mounted, six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic/sequential manual gearbox
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential

Dimensions

  • Length: 4728mm (inc. front number plate plinth)
  • Wheelbase: 2740mm
  • Width: 2067mm (inc. mirrors)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.2 Imp.galls, 20.5 US galls)
  • Height: 1294mm
  • Weight: 1844 kg

Brakes

  • Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Traction Control
  • Launch Control

Brakes

  • Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Traction Control
  • Launch Control

Wheels & tyres

  • Front: 9J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 255/35 ZR20
  • Rear: 11.5J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 305/30 ZR20

Steering

  • Speed-dependent electronically controlled rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.6 turns lock-to-lock. Column tilt and reach adjustment

Aston Martin Vanquish

The Best Aston Martin…everAston Martin Vanquish img1

100 years of Aston Martin. 100 years of producing the most beautiful and desirable cars in the world. We knew our centenary demanded something special. Our mission was to produce the greatest Aston Martin in history, the car to lead us into our second 100 years – a new flagship. We did it. With the most advanced engineering, the most beautiful design and the finest materials, we created the best Aston Martin ever. We created Vanquish.

Our Greatest Engine

Our greatest car had to have our greatest engine. Introducing the New AM11 Gen4 V12 – the most powerful production engine in Aston Martin history. 573 PS. 620 Nm of torque. 0-62mph in 4.1 secs. Vanquish has the greatest performance numbers ever reached in an Aston Martin, it’s not a Grand Tourer, it’s a Super Grand Tourer.

Revolutionary Structural Engineering

Clothing an engine of such immense power required a body of phenomenal rigidity and razor-sharp agility. There was only one material we could use to achieve this level of performance – aerospace engineered carbon-fibre.
We didn’t compromise. Every body-panel is constructed from the most advanced carbon available, producing a staggering strength-to-weight ratio and ensuring Vanquish is the pinnacle of a century of engineering expertise.

Technologically Advanced  

Technologically advanced on the outside, Vanquish is as advanced on the inside. An all-new interior includes a state-of-the-art infotainment system enabling efficient and easy control of the cabin environment. Hand-crafted capacitive glass buttons now include illumination and revolutionary ‘haptic feedback’. Vanquish takes driver and passenger usability to new heights.

Luxury redefined. Our finest interiorAston Martin Vanquish img6

This is the most luxurious interior we’ve ever produced. A unique Vanquish design combines the widest choice of materials and finishes ever created for a GT. All new ergonomic interior environment groupings and carbon fibre interior finishes. Contrasting seat accent colours and unique hour-glass stitching.
A million stitches go into every Vanquish, along with 100 years of history.

Design

A Masterful Blend. Art, Technology & Craftsmanship

We had one goal: produce the greatest Aston Martin in history. With 100 years of heritage and a lineage featuring some of the most iconic cars of all time, creating a new Aston Martin flagship pushed our designers to new heights.
The result is exactly what we set out to achieve; the past, present and the future of Aston Martin in a single car – The New Vanquish.

The Next Generation

Highly distinctive, yet timelessly attractive. Unique features take the design ethos of Aston Martin into a new generation. An all-new exterior form, influenced by the One-77 supercar, sees each carbon-fibre body panel take a taut, aggressive form. The sculpted curves of the wheel arches and rear haunches define the profile. The iconic Aston Martin grille and new front-splitter create a unique ‘face’.

A New Form.Uniquely Formed

Our designers designed a new form of Aston Martin. Our engineers used a new material to make it a reality. Every external panel is made from aerospace standard carbon-fibre. Essential in creating the pure surfaces and maintaining the precision used to create such a beautiful design. Carbon-fibre also offers immense structural benefits. Creating a lighter body which is unbelievably 25% lighter than DBS. Vanquish is where form perfectly meets function.

A Suit of Carbon

Vanquish isn’t just constructed from carbon-fibre, it’s also styled with it. A continuous ring of exposed 2×2 twill weave sees the splitter, light-catching side skirts and rear diffuser blend together to plant the car visually. We don’t stop there. We also measure and position the material exactly so the subtle weave flows precisely to accentuate the car’s elegance. With an exposed carbon-fibre roof, door handles and wing mirrors also optional, Vanquish is cloaked in a suit of carbon.

A fusion of design & engineering

World-leading design. A century of engineering excellence. The New Vanquish is the embodiment of Aston Martin in the 21st century. Take the stunning new rear Aero Duct. Elegantly designed, yet a crucial engineering asset. This subtle feature counteracts lift at high speed but also ensures the lithe shape of Vanquish continues through the rear of the car. A triumph of both design and technical ability.

Honed AthleteAston Martin Vanquish img4

Powered by our greatest engine. Formed by carbon-fibre. The New Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design, innovation and ability. Luxurious, continent-crossing capability, and a dynamic form. This is the most beautiful Aston Martin yet

More Space & More Spacious

Grand Tourer is a category, but it’s also a purpose. We knew that to create our Ultimate GT demanded increasing both boot and cabin room. We delivered. The story is told by three stunning numbers. 37mm more legroom. 60% more boot space. An unbelievable 140% more interior space than DBS. Vanquish isn’t just the greatest Grand Tourer we’ve ever built, it’s also the grandest.

Luxury, Designed

We wanted an interior that struck the perfect balance between intimacy and comfort. We went back to the beginning. All-new components. Brand-new materials. Unique interior environments. The cockpit of Vanquish works in complete harmony with the exterior form. It’s a seamless experience.

Perfectly Integrated Technology

With Vanquish technology isn’t added, technology is integrated. New features include a specifically developed, advanced infotainment system and re-designed centre console controlling all aspects of the interior environment. The result of hundreds of hours of usability testing Superior technology designed to subtract nothing from a pure driving experience. An industry first sees ‘haptic-feedback’ introduced on the push of our real-glass buttons.
Vanquish is the most technologically advanced Aston Martin in history.

The Ultimate Interior

Over hundred thousand potential interior specifications, Vanquish isn’t personalised, it’s personal. Every inch of leather. Each smooth metal surface. All one-million stitches. Every Vanquish is unique.
An unbelievable array of choice, but no compromise on materials. Only the finest glass and metal. Only the most precise carbon-fibre weave. Only the softest, most supple leather. We designed the most luxurious Aston Martin interior ever created, but we want you to tailor it.

Technology

The Debut of AM11

The all-new AM11 engine is the most powerful Aston Martin production engine ever created. Performance benefits compared to our previous flagship are clear; 63 more PS, a further 50Nm of torque, an acceleration time of just 4.1 secs.
Vanquish sees AM11 tuned to its most potent specification, it’s the ultimate heart for our ultimate GT.

Unique Engine TechnologyAston Martin Vanquish img7

Impressive figures are backed by an advanced development story. Produced at our bespoke engine facility in Cologne, our engineers worked tirelessly to create an engine which mated seamlessly to the character and performance our development team requested. The process delivered clear technical advances. The debut of dual variable valve timing. Enlarged throttle bodies. Fully machined combustion chambers. A ‘big wing’ intake manifold.

A Revolutionary Core…

Our world-renowned VH architecture was specifically evolved for Vanquish – with three-quarters of all components new to Aston Martin. This Gen4 technology delivers outstanding strength and a 25% increase in stiffness over DBS. But that’s not all, we increased strength and rigidity but reduced weight. Scarcely believable, but Vanquish is lighter than DBS.

A Lightweight Skin

The bonded aluminium VH architecture includes carbon fibre components. More impressively, every body panel is manufactured from aerospace standard carbon fibre. The perfect material for structure, carbon fibre is perfect for form. Unbroken exterior surfaces were created, essential to the beauty and proportion of Vanquish.

Perfectly Poised

Hollow aluminium produces a front chassis 13% lighter than DBS. An all-new engine bay lowers engine position by 19mm. Use of carbon fibre positions 85% of weight within the wheelbase. Three exceptional numbers. Here’s another two – 50:50. Vanquish achieves a perfect weight distribution.

Command & Control

Normal, Sport, Track. Three distinct modes for the driver to tailor their driving experience with no loss of control or feel. Broadening the character of Vanquish from cruising GT in Normal mode, to assertive sports car in Sport and Track modes.

Instant Access

The New Vanquish includes launch control – an Aston Martin first. The same technology used in our class-leading motorsport development brought for the first time to the road. Optimum takeoff is achieved by balancing throttle, transmission, traction aids and damping to harness the full power of Vanquish even from a standing start.

As Standard – our best brakes

Carbon fibre throughout the structure is matched with carbon ceramic brake discs. Vanquish includes third generation Brembo discs as standard, all manufactured from carbon ceramic matrix. Delivering shorter stopping distances yet improving weigh. Suspension performance also benefits from the lower unsprung rotational mass compared to steel brakes.

Intensively Tested

Vanquish has endured more testing than any Aston Martin ever created. More than 5,000km of high-speed durability tests in Italy. Intense handling work at Aston Martin’s custom-built Nürburgring centre. Hot weather and altitude extremes in Spain. Cold weather testing on Swedish ice fields. We created Vanquish with one goal in mind, produce the most technically advanced Aston Martin in history – our testing confirms it.

Specifications

Body

  • Two-door coupe body style with 2+0 or optional 2+2 seating
  • New generation bonded aluminium and carbon fibre VH structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon-fibre composite body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • LED light blade rear lamps and LED side repeaters

Engine

  • All-alloy, independent quad variable camshaft timing, 48-valve, 5,935 cc V12
  • Compression ratio 11.0:1
  • Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Six three-way catalytic convertors
  • Max power: 573 PS (565 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
  • Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds
  • Max speed: 295 km/h (183 mph)
  • Fuel Economy, Urban FE – 13.2mpg, Extra Urban FE – 27.7mpg, Combined – 19.6mpg, Combined CO2 – 335 g/km

Transmission

  • Rear-mid mounted, six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential

Wheels and Tyres

  • Front: 9J x 20” Pirelli P Zero 255/35 ZR20
  • Rear: 11.5J x 20” Pirelli P Zero 305/30 ZR20

Steering

  • Speed-dependent electronically controlled rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock. Column tilt and reach adjustment

Suspension

  • Lightweight aluminium front subframe with hollow castings
  • Front: Independent double wishbone 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
  • Three-stage adjustable Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes

Brakes

  • Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Traction Control
  • Launch Control