Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled

Colours other than beige available. Hopefully

Aston Martin has unveiled what is potentially one of the best looking cars of the year - the new DB11 Volante.

The DB11 Volante isn't merely a summer plaything, Aston Martin has fitted a heated steering wheel for colder days of open motoring, and the rear seats even feature Isofix points for fitting child seats.

The Volante has the coupe's 4-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet, which produces 503bhp and propels the auto to 62mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. According to Palmer, Aston's decision to forgo the coupe's 600-horsepower V12 was based on the need to have the lighter V8 compensate for the added mass of the convertible body style.

The interior has new features too, including wood or carbon fiber veneer panels on the seat backs. The convertible sports vehicle benefits from three-stage powertrain and chassis modes, working in flawless harmony with the eight-speed automatic transmission, electric power steering, and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring.

Latest Analysts Reports: UDR, Inc. (UDR), Ford Motor Company (F)
FNY Managed Accounts LLC acquired a new stake in shares of General Motors in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $107,000. It is negative, as 75 investors sold GM shares while 286 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes.

New Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is priced at just Rs. 7390
The device has been priced at Rs 7390 and is now available via offline shops and the brand's own e-Store. As per the latest rumour, the Galaxy S9 may feature a 3D sensor equipped front-facing camera.

SC puts on hold Centre's plan to deport Rohingyas
Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that "this is an issue involving worldwide ramifications". India's top court said Rohingya Muslims issue is of "great magnitude" and the state has a big role to play.

Say hello to the latest evolution of Aston Martin's iconic convertible sports GT. The convertible's tailored fabric top will be delivered in bordeaux red, black silver, and grey silver (colors, as always, are Aston Martin's strong suit). It takes just 14 seconds to lower and 16 seconds to close, and can be operated remotely from the key or on the move at speeds of up to 31mph.

"With the DB11 Volante we have maximized the advantages of the DB11's all-new bonded structure to underpin our new Volante with a structure that's 26 kg (57 pounds) lighter and 5 percent stiffer than its predecessor", stated Max Szwaj, Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer.

Deliveries of the upcoming DB11 Volante, which has a sticker price of $216,000, are planned to start in the second quarter of 2018. With Aston Martin on the trunk lid, you knew the vehicle wasn't going to be cheap.

"The new DB11 Volante captures those qualities perfectly and promises the kind of pleasure and enjoyment that can only come from driving an open-top Aston Martin".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

CSO publishes figures on Mayo Travellers, ethnicity and religion
According to Census 2016 data released yesterday, 481,388 people stated they had no religion - compared to 204,151 in 2011. The average age of Catholics in the county was 40.6 years, slightly above the county's overall average age of 40.2 years.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), New Gold Inc. (NGD)
Murphy Oil Corporation has 173.28 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.69. The brokerage issued a hold rating and a $6.00 target price on the oil and gas exploration company's stock.

Facebook will help investigators release Russian Federation ads, Sandberg tells Axios
Business Insider said Britain was already considering regulations that would treat Facebook more like a media company. Sandberg said Facebook didn't catch these ads earlier because it was focused on other threats, such as hacking.

Bank of America third-quarter profit rises 13 percent, beat forecasts
Matthew Knauer increased its stake in Bank Amer Corp ( BAC ) by 231.67% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Asset Mngmt holds 56,631 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 74,500 were reported by Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan).

Gulf International Bank (uk) Ltd Raises Its Ownership in Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Starbucks Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Starbucks Corporation (NasdaqGS: SBUX ).

USA nuke-powered submarine makes port call in S. Korea
A Los Angeles-class attack submarine made a stop in the South Korean port of Jinhae, the U.S. It was the second port call of the USA submarine to the South Korean port city.

Earnings Yield and Valuation Review For Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:RMP)
Another way to determine the effectiveness of a company's distributions is by looking at the Shareholder yield (Mebane Faber). The consensus target price for Magellan Midstream Partners ( MMP ), provided by the analysts surveyed by Reuters, is $78.5.

Eddie Howe comments on Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen
But Pochettino says there is a marked difference between the way the Manchester clubs are able to spend and how others must be more cautious.

Canada Quality Mix Ishares ETF (QCAN): Following the Numbers
Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund (ETF) by 16.6% in the second quarter. The Average Directional Index or ADX is technical analysis indicator used to discern if a market is trending or not trending.

Probe if there is evidence, says RSS on Jay Shah row
Interestingly, in the year 2015-16, its turnover suddenly leaped up to Rs 80.5 crore. Jay has denied any wrongdoing and filed a defamation case.

DJI announces Zenmuse X7 Super 35 aerial camera
Wow right? If you are a Inspire 2 owner I'm sure you are digging through your credit card balances about now to get one. Four lenses are now available with focal lengths at 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 50mm, all capable of resolution up to 8K.

BMW might spin off Mini making
The aim of the new partnership is so that BMW can increase production volumes and its market share in the EV segment. For those unfamiliar with the market, foreign carmakers are required to team up with local partners in China.

American hostage Caitlan Coleman, family rescued in Pakistan after years of captivity
The early Thursday rescue operation "by Pakistani forces, based on actionable intelligence from US authorities was successful". During this time the couple remained under the custody of the Haqqani network, and they also bore three children.

Jane Fonda knew of Weinstein claims, 'I should've been braver'
Fonda admitted she had first heard about the allegations a year ago, but did not publicly speak out to protect his accusers' privacy.

NOPD officer fatally shot in New Orleans East
When the victim got out of his vehicle , the perpetrator fired on him and the officer returned fire, according to FOX 8 . It happened at an apartment complex in the 6800 block of Cindy Place, about a block off the I-10.

Other news