Aston Martin DBS Volante: Perfect Summer Grand Tourer?

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?

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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?

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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.

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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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled 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

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled 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

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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Illustration for article titled 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

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DISCUSSION

Bullitt417
Bullitt417

Considering the DBS coupe is my dream car, I originally thought that when the top would be taken off, it would destroy some of the lines. What I was amazed to learn was that instead of destroying lines, the Volante creates new ones and creates a new feeling of pure sex when looked at. Though I would still buy the coupe if I had the money, I love the execution of the car. For me, this car is about looks. It doesn't matter if it is as hard edged or capable as a Ferrari or Lambo, its simply gorgeous and while I understand it will never be as good as other cars out there, I cannot bring myself to say anything bad about it; its just that beautiful.