It's summer time. Our thought is it doesn't get better than listening to the glorious baritone note of the Aston Martin DBS Volante's 510 HP, 6.0-liter V12. Is it the perfect summer grand tourer?

Could this be the perfect summer grand tourer? Would you question its merits when prior to its roof getting the ol' heave hoe, it miraculously delivered 007 to safety in Quatum of Solace?

It's brute force styling over a delicately sculpted DB9 body makes no promises to cloak the twelve angry cylinders exploding every 6500 revolutions per minute, nor does it make any compromises in its delivery. With the Emotion Control Unit, you, the driver and tamer of the beast, control the DBS Volante while perched inside a svelte and lavishly appointed leather interior while the sculpted leather buckets hug you in return through every off camber turn in an attempt to let you know how much it appreciates getting abused and put away slightly wet.

We'll let you decide whether the DBS Volante deserves such a worthy title after you spend a few minutes fantasizing over these mouth watering, newly released images. Hand towels will not be provided upon the end of the ride.

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
6.0-liter V12
Weight 3737 lbs
Aspiration natural
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
HP 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
HP/Liter 85 hp per liter
0-62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph