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Aston Martin DB11 Volante Spied in Detail Next to Coupe and DB11 S Prototypes

Boy, winter testing isn't what it used to be. We had to Google Borgargatan and checked if it really is in Sweden because the snow is already melting around these DB11 prototypes.
Aston Martin DB11 Volante Spied in Detail Next to Coupe and DB11 S Prototypes 25 photos
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In recent years, Aston Martin has become much more interested in development testing. We see them all the time at the Nurburgring, pushing their GTs and sportscars to the limit. Hopefully, Mercedes will lend them a freeze laboratory, because Scandinavia isn't pushing the thermometer low enough in 2017.

The DB11 Volante has another year before it comes out. We know that because Aston has been kind enough to write the debut date on the hood and doors: Spring 2018. They are keeping very busy, though, as our spy shot set also shows the DV11 S performance version of the car. More power is never a bad thing.

Seeing the convertible and coupe together makes us realize just how much charm the Volante loses. The sexy C-pillar transition is gone, and so is the soft curve of the roof. Designers might also be working changes into the rear shoulders and trunk spoiler because both bits have been camouflaged. Apparently, they wanted to keep things nice and clean. Otherwise, they would have adopted a bolt-on wing.

Looking at the front, we notice that the quad gills on the hood have been revised. This might be a sign of engine changes. By spring 2018, development work on the AMG engine should be finished. That means a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 of unknown power will be powering the 2-seater.

Of course, Gaydon will continue to offer the V12 twin-turbo it's just developed as well. But downsized V8s will not only make the DB11 more economical to run but also cheaper to buy in places like China.

We also have some clean photos of the Volante prototype's interior, which looks like a great place to be. Obviously, many of the components in there are from Mercedes-Benz, including the controller for the infotainment. But that's good news for both reliability and usability.

 
 
 
 
 

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