2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Test Drive & Exotic Car Video Review
In Aston-speak, Volante means convertible, and it can be argued among the only cars more beautiful than an Aston Martin coupe, are the Aston Martin convertibles. In this case, the Vanquish is Aston’s top of the line sports car. And arguably one of the most desirable automobiles offered today. Power comes from a 5.9-liter V12 engine capable of generating 565 horsepower and 457 ft-lbs of torque. And while that’s actually kind of light when compared to other cars in its category, the Aston’s unique combination of high horsepower, ultra luxurious accommodations, refinement, and sophistication go a long way toward leveling the playing field. The Aston’s carbon fiber body and 50/50 weight distribution give the car exceptional handling characteristics, while features such as an adaptive suspension system, glass buttons, keyless entry and start, and a near infinite palette of interior color choices make the Aston a true standout among automobiles. The convertible roof is comprised of three layers and is capable of retracting or deploying in 14 seconds at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. The audio system boasts 1000 watts of power and the convertible body offers just as much rigidity as its closed counterpart.