We’ve already seen the convertible grand tourer testing as a Volante variant of Aston Martin’s new top-of-the-line DB12.
Despite the concealment, it is easy to notice how the new DB12 coupe and the Aston Martin DB12 Volante share similar design cues. Like with past Aston Martin Volante models, the fabric roof will be the sole noticeable difference between the coupe and the convertible’s bodywork.
The Volante will have the typical proportions of the Gaydon firm’s flagship car, with a tall, loping hood, aggressive rear haunches, and of course, the distinctive grille form, if the DB12 coupe is any indication.
The air vents that flow out of the front wheel arch and other design elements from the DB11 will be used again. Moreover, flush-fitting door handles will be employed, and a twin-exit exhaust system will be installed at the back.
Aston Martin has revealed an interior image of the DB12, and it shows a multi-screen arrangement combined with a few tactile controls for the more often used features. With a custom Aston Martin setup and a 10.25-inch entertainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, this dashboard ought to look just like the one in the coupe.
A modified version of a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine from Mercedes was installed in the DB12 coupe when it first went on sale. The Volante’s powertrain is expected to remain unchanged, producing 671 bhp and 800 Nm; however, the drop-top may not be able to match the coupe’s 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds or top speed of 202 mph. No information has been released regarding the 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 from the DB11’s transferability.