The Volante closely followed the coupe with carbon splitter, carbon diffuser and the powerful carbon ceramic brakes. Fitted to the red 2009 Geneva Show Car, you will notice though that the wheels were a new 10 spoke design that also became an option on the coupe. The show car featured an interesting colour combination of a new dark metallic red (Magma Red) with Havana Tan leather interior.
The press launch for the DBS Volante was held during Le Mans 2009 with many of the factory demonstrators being driven by AML ‘top brass’. Many were in attendance the AMOC 50th anniversary reception at the Hotel de France, La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, the home to the Aston Martin race team for much of the 1950’s including the year of the only Aston Martin victory in 1959.
When production of the DBS Volante ended in the Summer of 2012, a total of 846 examples had been completed, including Carbon Black, Carbon Edition and Ultimate Special Edition cars. Most were supplied with Touchtronic 2 transmission; the manual DBS Volante is a very rare beast indeed and will become a particularly desirable motorcar in the future.