DBS V12 Volante
DBS V12 Volante

DBS V12 Volante

(2009 - 2012)

2010MY, 2011MY & 2012MY

The much anticipated DBS Volante was unveiled as expected at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show with a promise to go on sale later in 2009. Featuring the 510 bhp V12 from the DBS coupe coupled with a substantially stiffened VH chassis, the DBS Volante was theoretically capable of 191 mph. Both the 6 speed manual and 6 speed Touchtronic 2 gearboxes were be available from launch and only available in 2+2 configuration, with a new shaped tonneau cover similar to that on the V8 Roadster. Apparently not only was the DBS Volante a faster car than the DB9 Volante, the roof also retracted 4 seconds quicker at 14 seconds - even whilst driving upto 30mph.

DBS V12 Volante

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.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Two-door convertible body style with 2+2 seating
    • Mohair roof, retracts in 14 seconds underneath a hard tonneau cover at speeds of upto 30mph.
    • Incorporates a layer of Thinsulate and with Rokona headlining instead of alcantara
    • Automatically deployed roll-over bars
  • Interior:
    • Full grain leather interior with ‘Matrix’ alloy facia
    • Iridium Silver centre console outer finish and graphite inner finish.
    • Alcantara not available
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 4721mm
    • Width: 1905mm excluding wing mirrors
    • Height: 1280mm
    • Wheelbase: 2740mm
    • Front Track: 1568mm
    • Rear Track: 1562mm
    • Kerb Weight: 1810 kg manual, 1850 kg auto
    • Power to weight ratio 282 bhp/tonne
  • Price at launch:
    • 2009 (2010MY) £179,500 (manual), £182,500 (Touchtronic 2)