“I’m on record as saying that there will be an AMR version of every car, so you can take that as read, and the Volante is a given. In fact, testing has already begun,” Palmer said.
Remember, there’s no 812 Superfast Spider.
According to Palmer, creating a DBS Superleggera Volante is a “no-brainer” as a way to expand the DB11 range and broaden its appeal to a greater number of customers.
“In 2016, we had the V12 DB11. It had 50% of the V12 market, which sounds great but isn’t a very wide base on which to sell from.
“As we rolled out the V8, the Volante and the AMR, we were able to stretch that vehicle’s appeal – to the point that the V12 has now moved from where it was originally pitched, so we have space between all the vehicles and room for a more diverse portfolio across the board,” Palmer said.
“The DBS Superleggera Volante makes a lot of sense. It’s fast and purposeful, but it’s a car designed to be driven rather than be edgy and intimidating.”
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante will be largely identical to the coupe, albeit for a removable soft-top. Consequently, it will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 engine churning out 715 hp and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. These figures are enough to send the DBS Superleggera to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds, 100 mph (161 km/h) in 6.4 seconds and through to a 211 mph (339 km/h) top speed. The Volante should offer near-identical performance times.