Unfortunately to the enthusiasts of this feature, the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is probably the last vehicle of the naturally aspirated super-GT era. As we already know, turbochargers have an equal number of benefits and disadvantages – but Aston went for it anyway.
There's no doubt that there's something special about every S-badge model out there. However, when it comes to this model, some say that its classic appearance is flawless, while others may argue that there's just too much carbon fiber in it.
One of the most important features of the 2017 Aston Martin is the 5.9-liter V12, which we're already familiar with from other models. While the European model has a total output of 600 PS with a throatier exhaust sound, the US version is going to be tuned to 580 horsepower.
However, there is one significant detail that really makes the difference when it comes ot this convertible GT: the 8-speed Touchtronic II Transmission, which is a considerably smoother shifting feature than before. So far, there is no official data regarding the performance of the vehicle, but we do know that its coupe version reaches 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 201 mph.
Looking at the interior of this Aston Martin, it's easy to see that the company gave lots of attention to details. Regardless if it's the silver frame of the enlarged bottom air intake or the small carbon canards, which weren't there before, most of these apparently insignificant features were added to create a better design and, of course, better performance.
One of the benefits that are pretty obvious, though, regards the optional cosmetic features. Unlike the old Volante, the 2017 Aston Martin has every feature in standard version. Of course, every bit of that beautifully designed interior (at least that's that experts say) can be enjoyed even better with the top down.
Both of the Vanquish S versions are about to arrive in dealerships starting this April. As for the pricing, it's important to know that the Volante is $18,000 more expensive than the fixed-top vehicle. So if you're willing to spend $315,775 for the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante and ride with the top down, this year you can have it.