Feast your eyes on the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. This is something we think Papa Smurf would approve of – just look at the abundance of blue inside and out.

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It’s really quite pornographic, as you can see from the pictures. This Volante is sleek, aggressive and worthy of lyrical waxing. It’s also the first Volante to feature a full carbon fibre body and Aston says this car is the most beautiful in its class. It’s hard to disagree.

Power comes from a six-litre V12 engine – the same one in the Vanquish coupe. Dropping the top takes 14 seconds. And it’s fairly practical too: the boot is 50% larger than the old model, with a storage space of 279 litres, whether the roof is up or down.

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Power is rated at 416kW and 619Nm of torque. Weight distribution is nearly perfect, with a 51/49 split and the engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It’s equipped with an Adaptive Damping System, with three modes: Normal, Sport and Track. Brembo Carbon Ceramic brakes slow things down.

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And if the interior’s too blue for your tastes, there are other colours available.