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2018 Aston Martin DB 11 Volante, drop top gorgeous GT car is here!

Team OD  | Updated: October 16, 2017, 12:47 PM IST

The Aston Martin DB 11 Volante was shown as a concept last year. And now the British car manufacturer has unveiled the production version of the GT car. The changes in the new-gen Aston Martin DB 11 Volante convertible come in the form of new design, a V8 motor, 25kg lighter and also five per cent stiffer. Aston Martin has already started taking orders for the new DB 11 Volante. The deliveries of the same will start by early 2018, confirmed the company.

The 2018 Aston Martin DB 11 Volante gets a new single frame grille along with sleeker headlights

The Aston Martin DB 11 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, built by Mercedes-AMG, which makes 508PS and generates 695Nm of torque. The GT car also features a rear-mounted ZF 8-speed automatic transmission that powers the wheels with the help of a carbon-fiber prop shaft, electric power steering and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring. It was initially rumoured that the 2018 Aston Martin will get the V12 engine, but then that was put to rest at the unveiling of the car. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 also does duty in the Mercedes-AMG C63 and GT S and has also helped Aston Martin to make the new DB 11 Volante than the previous offering.

The AMG built 4.0-liter twin-turbo claims to have a 0-100kmph acceleration timing of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 300kmph

The 2018 Aston Martin DB 11 Volante gets a single-piece aluminium bonnet and new wood or carbon fibre veneer panels on the seat backs. The fabric hood is available with an option between bordeaux red, black silver or grey silver. The hood mechanism is all new with eight-layer fabric that is claimed to isolate the exterior noise and weather conditions. Towards the rear, the 2018 Aston Martin DB 11 Volante gets ultra-slim light blade tail lights that create a bold C graphic design.

The C-shaped lights merging with the rear gives the 2018 Aston Martin DB 11 Volante a distinct look

The 2018 Aston Martin DB 11 Volante prices start at $216,495 in USA which makes it approximately Rs 1.40 crore, excluding the import duty. This makes the convertible $17,500 (~Rs 11.32 lakh) more expensive than the base V8 model.

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