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