Spy Shots: Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Caught Testing at Nurburgring

2014 - 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Exterior Spyshots
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It looks like Aston Martin is done testing the upcoming Vanquish Volante in cold-weather conditions and has decided to take it to the Nürburgring to see how it handles on the famed raceway. Our spy photographers were there again and managed to take some pretty cool shots of the upcoming roadster.

As you can see, unlike the previous prototypes, which were almost completely naked, this time Aston Martin fully dressed the Vanquish Volante, but even so it is pretty easy to spot the integrated spoiler at the back and a general look that is similar to the coupe version, except of course the fabric roof.

Both models — coupe and volante — will share the same 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 565 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 457 pound-feet at 5,500 rpm. The power is delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission.

The new Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is expected to be unveiled sometime later in the year.

Competition

Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder

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The 458 Italia Spyder is powered by a 4.5-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 400 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 198 mph.

Audi R8 GT Spyder

2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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The R8 GT Spyder is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The GT Spyder can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 196.97 mph.

If you ask us which of the three sports roadsters we prefer, we would have some difficulty choosing just one. Each has its own advantages and disadvantage, and we would love to have all the three of them in our garage.

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