Aston Martin Launches New DB12 Volante

BY Sean Loo

The Aston Martin DB12 Volante makes use of a 'K-fold' roof that maximises luggage space and minimises any physical alterations of the car's elegant body.

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for a double take on elegance and power, as Aston Martin takes the stage once again with their latest masterpiece - the DB12 Volante.

Yes, you heard it right, they've unleashed the Volante sibling right on the heels of the DB12 Coupe, and trust me, this beauty isn’t just about the looks.

Picture this: the sun is high, and you’re cruising down the boulevard. What's overhead? It’s the marvel of engineering, the electrically operated 'K-fold' fabric roof of the Aston Martin DB12 Volante.

Hold on, 'K-fold'? Yep, that's the fancy term for the ingenious two-stage folding mechanism that makes this roof a true marvel.

Now, let's talk numbers. This roof is all about smart design. With a stack height of just 260mm when folded, it's like a magician's trick - disappearing in style. But don't let that fool you; the body curves of the DB12 stay intact, ensuring the car's sensual silhouette remains untouched.

And that’s not all. This roof isn’t just about looking good; it's got brains too. Imagine eight layers of insulation, acoustically tuned for an interior that’s as serene as a calm ocean. It’s not just a car; it’s your private sanctuary on wheels.

But let's get to the theatrics. You can summon this masterpiece into action in just 14 seconds, and tuck it away in 16 seconds.

And here's the kicker - you can do this while cruising at speeds of up to 50km/h, even against a 50km/h headwind. It's like a dance of mechanics and elegance.

Aston Martin's got your style preferences covered too. You’ve got four exterior hood colors to choose from. There's the classic Black, then there’s Red, Blue, and if you’re feeling a tad rebellious, 'Black and Silver'. Now, that's what I call options.

But wait, let’s talk about the heart of this beast. Underneath that sleek exterior lies the same DNA that pulses through the veins of the DB12 Coupe.

It's powered by the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, roaring to deliver 671bhp and a mind-bending 800Nm of torque. Blink, and you’ll hit 100km/h from standstill in just 3.7 seconds - just a heartbeat slower than its coupe sibling.

And what's a modern marvel without cutting-edge tech? Inside, you've got a twin 10.25-inch screen setup, a symphony of luxury developed in-house by Aston Martin.

But hold onto your seats, because there’s more. Aston Martin’s teamed up with the audio maestros at Bowers and Wilkins, offering a 15-speaker, double-amplified 1,170W surround sound system. It's not just a car; it's a concert hall on wheels.

So there you have it, the Aston Martin DB12 Volante - where beauty, brains, and brawn converge in a symphony of automotive perfection. It's not just a car; it's an experience, a statement, and a masterpiece that's not bound by the limits of the road.