2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Volante

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Everyone is expecting now that we have seen the V12 Vantage S that a Volante version will be launched in the next couple of months. While no official details are offered on this new model just yet, piecing together how it will look isn’t very difficult. All you have to do is take a V12 Vantage S , remove the fixed roof and add a soft top.

Everything else will be carried over from the coupe version, except, of course, that the Volante version will be a little bit heavier because of the changes required by the soft top.

Under the hood, the car will keep the same AM28 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. The Volante version will go from 0 to 60 mph in a little over 4 seconds, while top speed will drop a little bit from the coupe’s 205 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Volante.

Competitors

Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible

Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

While we are still waiting to see Convertible version of the new generation 911 Turbo, we do know it will be basically identical to the coupe. The S version will get a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection that delivers a total of 560 horsepower and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 197 mph.

Prices for the convertible version will be a little bit over the coupe’s base price of $182,050.

Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Audi R8 V10 Spyder

The R8 V10 Spyder is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that can be mated to the new, standard seven-speed S tronic transmission or to the optional six-speed manual transmission. This output delivers a total of 525 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 391 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm.

The R8 V10 Spyder will go from 0 to 60 in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 193.25 mph.


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