• Jan 21, 2008
Click the image above for a gallery of high-res shots of the Aston Matrtin DBS Volante.

Somewhere in the Swedish boonies there's a stunning burgundy mule testing its wares in the snow: the Aston Martin DBS convertible. Differing from its hardtopped sibling in only its roofline and side window profile, rear seat passengers will need all the champagne they can swill to forget about how little headroom they have. The roofless version of Bond's chariot will get to 100 KPH in just over four seconds, and will run you something like $300,000 in the States, and probably the same amount in euros.

UPDATE: Daylight pictures added to gallery.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think Aston Martin is trying to goad me into robbing a bank.
      • 7 Years Ago
      you know,
      that fromt overhang makes it look like a FWD car, which it's not, but I woder why they don't shorten that end a bit. i bet the car would not look as soft as it does now, it'd have much more muscular lines with a shortened front overhang.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Waiting list for DBS in the UK now stretches to mid 2009 at the best, so by the time this is launched, you probably won'y get one until 2011 I guess.

      www.firststarmobile.co.uk
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't help wonder how that think can even drive in snow using those tires
        • 7 Years Ago
        Since it's in Sweden I'm sure it's shod with some nice Nokian Hakkapeliittas!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Aston Martin is really awesome . . . and it keeps on doing a good job.


      http://cars.ozfreeonline.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      If it's the DBS' sister, what is it doing with red tail lenses?
      • 7 Years Ago
      nice...500 hp of rear wheel drive goodness on snowy road.
      I think big showy cars suck badly, but i have read that thing is reasonably lightweight and gets ok mpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm surprised that AM didn't go ahead and buy folding hard-top technology from, say, Volvo... I know it makes the car heavier, but a soft-top has to eat significantly into the car's top speed figures.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Never a drop-top fan (bald... nobody needs to see that) but very slick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      whats an aston "matrtin"

      ??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mr. Ramsey....

      "Differing from its hardtopped sibling in only its roofline and side window profile, rear seat passengers will need all the champagne they can swill to forget about how little headroom they have."

      Am I missing something, or are you? I thought the DBS was a two-seater only.

      DB9 Volante is a 4-seater, and this is not a DB9 in that sense.

      You guys have to realize... The front overhang on this car LOOKS longer because the hood and grille are at the very front. Most other cars have a bumper in front of the hood shut line.

      AND this car has a V12 with it's center of gravity behind the front axle line (the front of the block is not necessarily behind the axle line, and the engine is as long or longer than an I6.

      It also has a crush zone, and a monster of a radiator in front of that, with room between the radiator and the engine block enough for the air in the radiator to escape through the hood vents and under the chassis.

      The red tails are probably trying to make it inconspicuous, like a DB9 Volante, to avoid unwanted snooping, which obviously was not all that effective. Clear tails would tip more people off who are looking to be tipped off.
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